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

Founder of Fosterly and Investor

Adam is the founder of Fosterly, an Eisenhower Fellow, an advisor to numerous startups, an angel investor, and former intrapranuer and VC at Discovery. He now consults for organizations, universities, and governments — often with a sustainability and future facing technology impact focus — around the world.

A solutions-focused executive, thought leader, and board member with more than ten years of success across the entertainment media, startup, nonprofit, finance, legal, and CPG industries,, Adam leverages extensive experience leading strategic planning and partnerships. His broad areas of expertise include business development, key partnerships, rapid ideation, marketing, and project management.

In addition to providing commentary for CNBC nearly two dozen times, he’s also enjoy speaking opportunities related to innovative technology trends, trust/authenticity, and the future. Adam has keynoted private and public events (ranging in size from intimate gatherings to large conferences for Fortune 100 companies), and has served as a panelist, moderator, judge, presenter, and emcee at events around the globe.

Just a few of the brands he has collaborated with include American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, Box.com, Discovery, DocuSign, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Pfizer, and Verizon.

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