Chris Shipley has documented, influenced, and predicted the impact of technology on business and society for more than 30 years. As a journalist, she covered the tech industry for leading publishing companies. As an analyst, she identified innovative startups and gave them a stage to launch their market-making products. As a catalyst, she has advised hundreds of early-stage companies on positioning, business modeling, and innovation practices.
Today, Chris focuses her work on the human and organizational challenges in the face of technology- and economically-driven disruption. She is co-founder and CEO of Constituent Connection, a progressive political software and data company, and the co-author of The Adaptation Advantage, which explores issues of identity and leadership in the future of work.
Mentor expertise: Pitching, Culture, Business Models
Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice.
Small huddles with subject matter experts tackle common startup challenges, from culture and fundraising to product and pitching. Join our amazing mentors and get the help you need on the problems you’re facing!
Mentor Meetups are open to all startups – Mentors will be seated at tables throughout the auditorium, tables will be themed. Whatever you need help with, Mentors are there...
We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage.