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Mike Maher

Philadelphia Chapter Director

Formerly a Naval Officer, Mike is a real estate and technology entrepreneur.  He's passionate about building companies with amazing people and creating as much value and impact as possible.  Mike is a graduate of the Naval Academy where he played varsity soccer, and he has an MBA from the Villanova School of Business in Real Estate, Finance, and International Business.  Currently, Mike is the Co-Founder & CEO of Benjamin’s Desk, Philly's premier shared office and coworking space for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups.  Along with his wife Jennifer, Mike 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 home.  As the Co-Founder of RealComps, a real estate technology startup, Mike recently pivoted the model in an effort to disrupt the residential real estate industry with his new startup Houwzer, where he is the Co-Founder & CEO.  A lover of all things Philly, Mike is looking to bring his "real estate-tech" portfolio to a city near you. LinkedIn | Twitter | Email  

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Lindy Snider (Lindi Skin)
Wednesday, May 14

Lindy Snider

Lindi Skin

Following in the footsteps of a family filled with entrepreneurs, Lindy Snider founded and created Lindi Skin, based in Bridgeport, PA. As the developer of the first-ever skincare collection dedicated to help relieve the often debilitating skin side effects of individuals undergoing cancer therapies, Lindy individually founded oncocosmetics, an entirely new niche in dermatology and oncology.

  • Lindy Snider, Lindi Skin Lindy Snider, Lindi Skin
    Following in the footsteps of a family filled with entrepreneurs, Lindy Snider founded and created Lindi Skin, based in Bridgeport, PA. As the developer of the first-ever skincare collection dedicated to help relieve the often debilitating skin side effects of individuals undergoing cancer therapies including chemotherapy and radiation, Lindy individually founded oncocosmetics, an entirely new niche in dermatology and oncology. Lindy Snider is the daughter of Philadelphia businessman and entrepreneur Ed Snider, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and currently Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor. Lindy observed her father’s entrepreneurial spirit as he built an empire of family businesses. This hereditary gene for new business gave Lindy the personal gumption and business acumen to create Lindi Skin and successfully market it to hundreds of medical centers, hospitals, small boutiques, and online megastores across the country and internationally. Most recently in 2013, Lindy secured a strategic partnership with CVS in which Lindi Skin is the exclusive, hero brand in this mass retailer’s new chemotherapy and radiation section of their highly innovative “Store of the Future”. The genesis of Lindi Skin took place during the time Snider’s two closest friends were going through cancer treatments. She saw firsthand how her friends had to deal with horrific skin related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, a condition that heretofore had been unknown to her. She also found that the cosmetics and skin care her friends had once used did nothing to ease their severely dry, burned and exposed skin. With this as a background, Snider made it her mission to develop a line of skin care specifically formulated to help soothe her friends’ compromised skin. After extensive research, creation of a medical advisory board and the approval of an abundance of cancer patients, Snider developed the Lindi Skin product line as a source of relief for the skin related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatment. In 2010, Lindy found herself dealing with her own cancer diagnosis. Undeterred by thyroid cancer and radiation treatment, Lindy has continued her work with Lindi Skin and numerous charitable foundations. Lindy is now a proud cancer survivor and is even more relentless in her commitment to empower and support cancer patients and survivors throughout their treatment and journey to wellness. In addition to donating endless amounts of Lindi Skin product and resources to various cancer organizations and researchers, Lindy is a dedicated philanthropist and an active board member of many local Philadelphia and national organizations. Her current board seats include: Cancer Forward; PSPCA, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education; National Museum of American Jewish History; Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council; Philadelphia Orchestra; Fox Chase Cancer Foundation; Mission Kids; and the Snider Foundation. Lindy hosts many charity events for these groups annually helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for these organizations and their benefactors. Lindy is a graduate of Ithaca University and the University of Pennsylvania. She opened her first business when she was 18 years old as an antique purveyor and was an integral member of the sales and marketing team at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Other passions include waterskiing and fly fishing, as well as ice hockey and football as spectator sports. Lindy and her husband Dr. Larry Kaiser, MD, CEO, Temple Health and Dean, Temple School of Medicine, together have six children and reside in Bryn Mawr, PA.
    14 May Lindy Snider Lindi Skin
  • Ned Moore, Clutch Ned Moore, Clutch
    As chairman and CEO, Ned brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience to Clutch. He is known for an open and transparent leadership style with extensive experience in building high growth teams that execute on all facets of the business. Ned brings deep strategic, operational and financial skills to the team Ned has been a life long entrepreneur and has had an impressive record of success in a wide array of sectors including information technology, healthcare, real estate and the distribution industries. Most recently, he was the co-founder, chairman and CEO at Portico Systems, providing enterprise software solutions into the healthcare payer market. Ned earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University, where he currently serves as an advisory council member to its Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship ("ICE" Center), which helps instill the entrepreneurial spirit in students across all the institution's colleges and is part of the Villanova School of Business. Ned also was the past chairman of the board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, where he still serves as a member of the board and the chairman of the Robert Hamilton Endowment Fund. Ned has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty award, and was also named a finalist in the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia.
    11 Jun Ned Moore Clutch
  • Robert Moore, RJ Metrics Robert Moore, RJ Metrics
    Robert J. Moore is the founder and CEO of RJMetrics, one of Philadelphia’s best-known technology startups. RJMetrics creates software that helps online businesses make smarter decisions using their data. Prior to RJMetrics, Robert served on the Investment Team of Insight Venture Partners, a leading software-focused venture capital and private equity firm based in New York. He now serves as an advisor to several technology start-ups, where his unique insights into "management by metrics" help guide long-term vision and enable smarter day-to-day decision-making. Moore is best known in the technology community for his regular contributions to the popular blog TechCrunch, in which he uses publicly available data to draw new insights into popular technology companies. He has also appeared in numerous publications as an expert on technology and social media. Robert is a graduate of Princeton University's department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. He frequently guest lectures at Princeton University and The Wharton School.
    09 Jul Robert Moore RJ Metrics
  • Joanne Lang, AboutOne Joanne Lang, AboutOne
    One of Forbes Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch and a mom of four boys, AboutOne.com Founder and CEO Joanne Lang writes and speaks regularly about being an entrepreneur and leveraging technology to simplify daily life and prepare for the future. She is a former SAP cloud technology specialist.
    10 Sep Joanne Lang AboutOne
  • David Bookspan, DreamIt Ventures/Monetate David Bookspan, DreamIt Ventures/Monetate
    David Bookspan is one of the founding partners of DreamIt Ventures where he helps startups achieve their next market milestones.  The third-ranked startup accelerator in the world, DreamIt catapults idea- and early-stage businesses to market in three months. DreamIt has launched 127 companies since 2008, including: LevelUp/SCVNGR, Notehall (acquired by Chegg), SeatGeek, SnipSnap, Take the Interview, Cloudamize, Betterific, TrendKite, CloudMine, Parsely, MindSnacks, Winston, YEVVO, Peeractive,and Adaptly. He is the Founder and Chairman of Monetate, Inc. an online platform that turns eCommerce websites into agile platforms for testing, merchandising, targeting, and creating personal experience for customers.  Monetate was part of 20% of all online retail sales during the 2011 holiday season. David was the Founder, President, and CEO of MarketSpan, Inc., whose CaseStream® service aggregated and enhanced court docket information, creating new research tools and marketing opportunities for legal professionals.  MarketSpan was acquired, and CaseStream was rebranded LexisNexis CourtLink. As a “has been,” David was President of Robin Hood Ventures, Vice Chairman of Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund I and a member of the Computer/IT Investment Advisory Committee of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA. In a previous life, David was a litigation partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP.  He received his J.D from Georgetown University where he was an Editor of the Law Review; and was graduated with double honors from Vassar College. David also pitched semi-pro in the Spanish Federation of Baseball Leagues.  He retired before his outfielders got hurt.
    08 Oct David Bookspan DreamIt Ventures/Monetate

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