Judging Panel

Alan Brody

Alan Brody is a noted Start-Up guru, CEO of Convean, the business strategy and event company and founder of the iBreakfast and STARTUPALOOZA, among the nation’s longest-running Start-Up forums where he has helped Entrepreneurs raise millions. He is the author of the blog and forthcoming book, Are You Fundable? and the cofounder of mHealthcon, the national conference on mobile medicine and entrepreneurship. Brody was a columnist with Advertising Age Creativity and ADWEEK’s Marketing Computers and has been called by NY1, “The Business Networking Guru.” He began his career as head of business development for The Computer Factory, one of the largest technology retail chains in the US.

 

 


Craig Tashman

Craig’s background is in product, user experience, and interactive technology design. He currently leads LiquidText, a startup founded in 2012 to give people the tools they need to read and understand long, complex documents. Craig earned his Ph.D. in 2012 from Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing where he and his teams developed better ways to support deep, critical reading; the work went on to be the foundation for his startup. Prior to LiquidText, Craig worked at IBM Research and Microsoft Research during college and graduate school, where he developed interactive visualizations for desktop window management and data compression technologies.

Prior to Georgia Tech, Craig received his BS in Physics from Pace University in 2003, and his MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2005.