Women Startup Challenge Podcast Jury


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Ten finalists pitch their startups to our esteemed panel of investors on the Women Startup Challenge Podcast.

Meet the Jury

Allie Burns

Managing Director, Village Capital

Allie serves as the Managing Director at Village Capital, bringing more than 16 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and innovators at the intersection of tech and social change.

She previously served as a senior executive at Revolution and the Case Foundation, the venture capital firm and private family foundation created by former AOL executives Jean and Steve Case, where she led the organizations’ communications and marketing teams. She also held positions at Discovery, AOL, and Atlas Venture among others. Allie is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Adam Zuckerman

Director of Ventures & Innovation, Discovery Communications

An entrepreneur, attorney, and MBA, Adam is the founder of Fosterly, an organization which connects innovators and entrepreneurs as they start and scale their endeavors. In January 2015, Fosterly held the Collaborate Conference, the region’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship event of the year. More than the 1,000 attendees included leading innovators from both the private and public sectors including Google X, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, NASA, the White House, the GSA, and more.

In addition to being an active member of the Washington, DC metro region’s community (e.g, being a member on Mayor Bowser’s transition committee) he serves on the advisory boards of other organizations, mentors entrepreneurs and startups, and has a full time position focused on innovation initiatives at the world’s #1 pay-TV provider, Discovery Communications.

Just a few of the brands he’s collaborated with include Anheuser-Busch, Box.com, Discovery Communications, DocuSign, Facebook, Box.com, Microsoft, NASA, Twitter, and Verizon.

Follow me on Twitter: @Adamz