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Our 2015-16 Accelerator program mentors - selected as people who have deep expertise and are at the top of their fields - engage cohort members in multiple ways. Mentors participate through intimate roundtable sessions, leading topical sessions, one-on-ones and socially by attending one of our many networking sessions.
Renee has nine years of agency/in-house public relations. Placements in Fox Business, U.S. News, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, Good Housekeeping. Lead PR/comm efforts throughout Groupon acquisition of OrderUp. Created blogger program with 14:1 rev:spend and influencer marketing program.
Specialties: Public relations, account management, writing, events planning and management, media relations, social media, vendor relations, blogger relations, blogging
Kerrie Carden is a senior software and technology professional with over nine years' experience across advertising, human resources, energy and education. She has a deep passion for SaaS, startups and the tech community. Kerrie is currently the Vice President of Sales and Operations for MD Energy Advisors.
Heather is a senior marketing leader with a track record of success leading high performance teams. Her background includes strategic marketing, thought leadership and brand building for MissingMoney.com (acquired), CheckFree, Bill Me Later (acquired), PayPal, GiveCorps (acquired) and most recently OrderUp (acquired).
She currently heads brand marketing for Groupon’s food and drink delivery business unit. Previously, she led all aspects of OrderUp marketing during the rapid growth period, leading to an acquisition by Groupon in August 2015.
Heather is looking forward to mentoring at ETC. She enjoys working in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments and leads with a roll-up-your sleeves and GSD mindset. At PayPal she founded a female leadership development program and continues to mentor young women to build upon their strengths.
Yair Flicker is the President of SmartLogic, a consulting company that builds custom web and mobile-based software products. SmartLogic's clients include STAQ, OrderUp, RedOwl Analytics, NewsUp, Groove Commerce, DinnerTime, and several other area startups.
Yair received BS/MSE degrees in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Mike is an experienced leader of growing companies. Currently the Baltimore Market Manager for Lyft, he has experience in startup management, marketing, Fortune 500 consulting, and tech policy. He is passionate about innovative business models and the ways they can improve lives and communities. Mike is a Maryland native and a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Margaret is the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of Yet Analytics, a data analytics company that delivers experience intelligence in human capital.
Margaret is most interested in the development and design of connected learning environments. Her background is in experiential learning, literary study, and team development. She is the VP of Community Impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, a member of the SXSWedu LAUNCHedu Advisory Board, a member of Baltimore's Innovation Village steering committee, and co-founder of EdTechWomen.
Margaret received her BA in English and Environmental Earth Science and her MA in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She is a die-hard Blue Jay Lacrosse fan, spends a lot of time cooking, writing, organizing, and exploring and her favorite science-fiction novel is Neuromancer by William Gibson.