Co-produced the live Startup Pitch event for the CTA Foundation at the Consumer Electronic Show for three + years. Coordinating and executing the program that included startups, sponsors, partners, investors, celebrity speakers, and guests.
Developed and executed a strategy and R&D effort for engaging the startup ecosystem to educate, build awareness, and foster more startup interest in the SBIR program in coordination with the U.S. Air Force. Wrote the AFWERX Ecosystem Development playbook.
Building a Space Oriented Entrepreneurial Program
From bringing in some of the most innovative speakers in tech to assisting with the evolution and growth of a new kind of public/private program, our team has been honored to help NASA usher in new ideas and programs with an eye on efficiency and quality.
Greater Colorado Pitch Series
In 2020, we developed the strategy, directed, and produced the first-ever online virtual startup pitch event for the Greater Colorado Venture Fund. In 2021, we worked to make the pitch series hybrid, both an online and in-person.
Capital One has a strong focus on internal culture and excellence. Together we created a program that leverages best-in-class innovators from around the tech industry to share their approaches. We provide speaker sourcing, recruitment, and management.
TechStars Startup Weeks
Chase bank supports Startup Week events around the country. We support their efforts with content marketing, onsite, on-camera reporting, and more.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems @ SXSW
With a goal of creating the most inclusive, fun, and useful event at SXSW 2018, we created The American Cities House for Kauffman Foundation, working with over a dozen related organizations, welcoming thousands of entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders from around the world.
Innovate Celebrate Conference
For three years from 2016-2018, we co-produced an annual conference with CTA, the organization behind CES, connecting the worlds most important tech companies with cutting edge startups and programming.
Innovation Workshops, Demo Days, and Regional Pitch Competitions
GuideWell built a new world of health and health care resources; collaborating with and creating a spectrum of forward-thinking companies who offer a broad range of health-related products and services. Our role has been to assist with bringing these innovation workshops online.
Unvalley Virtual Conference and Special Projects
Powderkeg is the connections engine for tech founders, investors, and professionals at startups between the coasts. For two years (2020 and 2021), our role has been to bring their annual Unvalley conference to life virtually - through production, marketing, and seamless event execution and a robust audience experience.
Jen co-founded Established, in 2018 after co-founding and exiting media company, TechCo, a content, news, and events organization focused on better connecting and educating entrepreneurs, and amplifying startup communities everywhere. She is a founding member of NextGen Venture Partners and invests through Established Ventures.
Frank Gruber is a CEO, entrepreneur, new media journalist, speaker, startup advisor, and investor. He’s the author of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide To Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success published by Wiley. In 2006, he co-founded Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) which was acquired by MVF Global in January 2018.
Michelle is deeply committed to supporting entrepreneurs, helping small businesses scale, and building an ecosystem of change agents. She currently serves as our Business Operations Manager, utilizing her accounting and project management background to support our client’s initiatives.
Catherine is a versatile graphic designer with a keen eye for aesthetics and a flair for innovation. She prides herself in crafting visual experiences that solve for complex business needs and leave a lasting impact.
Jessica Boone, Senior Vice President of Events & Communications
Jessica celebrates connectivity, inclusivity, and the power of bench strength. With over two decades of creating and implementing strategic initiatives for marketing, events, project management, the arts, and philanthropy, she is joyed in her work at Established. She values being the thread that brings entrepreneurs and innovation enthusiasts together for purposeful and unexpected moments of impact.
With over 15 years of experience, Claire is a seasoned manager of people and projects. As a business and office operations professional, she's had the honor of directly impacting both the growth and harmonies of small- to medium-sized companies in the creative agency, digital media, interior architecture and design, and events spaces. Claire loves being outside her comfort zone and implementing elegant solutions in areas not explored before.
Joe is a creative agency veteran with extensive experience building marketing campaigns powered by an array of social, digital and experiential strategies. He is driven by the thrill of discovering new ideas and doing whatever it takes to bring them to life, even if that means breaking the rules.
Jamilah is a Washington, D.C. native and a DC Top 30 Under 30 alum. She has been involved in the startup ecosystem for 13+ years, with seven of those years in the trenches running her own business. She is a multi-award-winning speaker who believes in challenging the status quo and authentically showing up as yourself at work and in all other aspects of your life.
John Guidos is the COO at Established and also a Managing Member of Established Ventures, which was created to provide resources for companies to grow and prosper for the greater good of society, all while promoting diversity and striving to reach the goals of the investment group.
Erik is an Air Force Veteran with 23+ years of proven experience in production and operations management. He has a Doctorate in Business Psychology and has active Secret Security Clearance. Erik currently engages Entrepreneurial Support Organizations to support their work in empowering startups.
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