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Anthony Maher

Anthony Maher

Philadelphia Chapter Co-Director

Formerly a 10+ Year Professional Soccer Player, Anthony is a startup real estate entrepreneur and community builder. He's passionate about building companies with amazing people and creating as much value and impact as possible. Currently, Anthony is the Co-Founder & CEO of Benjamin’s Desk, Philly's premier coworking community for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups. Along with his brother Mike and BD Leadership Team, Anthony recently launched FirstBase, a startup real estate brokerage that helps match startups with the best office brokers and then powers them with discounted services when they find their office home. A lover of all things Philly, you can typically find Anthony, his wife, and their three boys at a PHL playground near you!

Shelton Mercer

Shelton Mercer

Philadelphia Chapter Co-Director

Shelton is a Fortune 500-bred innovator, speaker and philanthropist. Shelton is CEO of Hollywood-based, social media/crowdfunding sensation TwitCHANGE. Hundreds of celebrities including Eva Longoria, Shaq and Ryan Seacrest and thousands of their fans have joined TwitCHANGE to raise millions for crisis relief, charity and causes. TwitCHANGE has won a coveted Mashable Award and received stellar coverage from the likes of CNN, Wall Street Journal, E!, Fox News and Fast Company. Shelton is also Chief Strategy Officer of Benjamins Desk, a thriving innovation center and coworking space in Philadelphia. As founder of The Mercer Advisory Group, Shelton has created business, technology and integrated media solutions for entertainment giants Disney, NBC, ABC, FOX, Warner Bros, Universal Records, Walden Media, and Participant Media and major NGOs such as United Way, CARE and Compassion. During his tenure with Lucent Technologies, Shelton led multi-million dollar global initiatives for Fortune 500's, including General Electric, KPMG, Astra-Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Shelton's passion for people and the planet led him to serve as COO at Stop Hunger Now and COO/CIO at DVAEYC.

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Kristopher B. Jones (Serial Entrepreneur)
Wednesday, June 10

Kristopher B. Jones

Serial Entrepreneur

Kris is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, angel investor, and accomplished public speaker. He was the founder and former President & CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ – EBAY) in 2009. Kris is a contributing writer for Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Business Insider, and Citi Bank Financial.

  • Kristopher B. Jones, Serial Entrepreneur Kristopher B. Jones, Serial Entrepreneur
    Kris is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, angel investor, and accomplished public speaker. He was the founder and former President & CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ – EBAY) in 2009. Kris is a contributing writer for Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Business Insider, and Citi Bank Financial.
    10 Jun Kristopher B. Jones Serial Entrepreneur
  • Jon Gosier, TED Fellow/Data Scientist/Investor Jon Gosier, TED Fellow/Data Scientist/Investor
    Jon Gosier is a data scientist, serial entrepreneur and investor working at the intersection of big data and user experience. Jon is a TED Senior Fellow alum, a graduate of the THNK School for Creative Leadership, and has been named one of “The New Faces of Black Leadership” by TIME Magazine.
    08 Jul Jon Gosier TED Fellow/Data Scientist/Investor
  • Rick Nucci, Co-Founder & CEO of Guru Rick Nucci, Co-Founder & CEO of Guru
    Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. Rick is currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which provides knowledge sharing for teams. Rick is currently the president of Philly Startup Leaders, one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing.
    12 Aug Rick Nucci Co-Founder & CEO of Guru

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