100k winners meet with entrepreneurs and investors in New York
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Over three days in April, Tufts alumni from the entrepreneur and investor community in New York met with winners of the 2017 Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition: Aaron Tartakovsky, Epic CleanTec; Huan Qin, Lithio Storage; Jorge Anton, Tarsier; Peter Sacco, Adelante; and Edward Futterman, -sPARK+ Technologies.

The winners met with the following companies and alumni over the course of three days, where they toured headquarters, pitched to investors, and participated in roundtable discussions about entrepreneurship.

  • Blue Apron, Ilia Papas, A04, CTO
  • Skadden Arps, Dawn Kikel, J87, angel investor and Founder and CEO of Arcadia Home; Tom Limongello, A99, Senior Director of Product Management at Quotient Technology; and David Feinburg, A74, Founder of Syzygy Global Foundation
  • Fross Zelnick, Leo Kittay and host Larry Apolzon, E78
  • RTP Ventures, Charles Bonello, A07, partner
  • Warby Parker, Neil Blumenthal, A03, Co-Ceo

The winners also met with the following alumni during the trip: Jerry Wong, E85, Managing Member of Angelus Funding; Bill Greenberg, E83, President of Youtherapy; Kyrie O’Connor Stillman, J77, A09P, Founder of The Opportunity Team; Meg Fitzgerald, A07, F13, VP at Insight Venture Partners; Igor Moliver, A10, CEO of One Playce; Josh Kapelman, A12, EVP at Hilldun Corp.; Peter Rothschild, E77, President and CEO of Daroth Capital Advisors; Sarah Kugelman, J85, CEO of Skyn Iceland; David Beck, A99, Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer at Turner; and Evan Roberts, E01, Founder and VP, Phreesia.

In addition to thanking every alumni/ae member who took part this year, Tufts wishes to offer a special thanks to Earle Yaffa, E61 and his colleagues at Skadden for hosting us at various points throughout the trip.