Introducing the February ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

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Kevin started Founders Network to help tech founders achieve success through peer mentorship. Prior to Founders Network, Kevin advised hundreds of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from idea stage through funding. Kevin was named “40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for his work with startups and promoting entrepreneurship. He has served on the adjunct faculty at both Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of San Francisco School of Business. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

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We are proud to introduce our February ’15 cohort of tech startup founders!

Our newest members join Founders Network with backgrounds in a diverse number of fields — from food, to fitness, software engineering, and e-commerce. Among our 13 newest members, we welcome a Yale MBA, a professor of entrepreneurship, as well as founders with previous work experience at SanDisk, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo. These founders join with decades of tech startup experience, representing tech hubs in London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  We welcome this second cohort of 2015 and can’t wait to see their growth and impact in FN!

David Calabrese, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersDavid Calabrese, Founder of Healthy Cheats.

Healthy Cheats specializes in providing expertly-curated, great tasting (and nutritious) snacks at reasonable prices. David is based in San Francisco, CA.


Holly Cardew, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersHolly Cardew, Founder and CEO of Pixc.

Pixc provides a quick, efficient way to have retail-ready photos for use in less than 24 hours. Holly is based in San Francisco, CA.


Maria Fernandez Guajardo, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersMaria Fernandez Guajardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Magnetic Will, Inc.

Magnetic Will helps turn an exercise goal, into a lifelong habit. Maria is based in Silicon Valley.


Kevin Hailstock, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersKevin Hailstock, Founder of Insightful Art, Inc.

Insightful Art offers an interactive website that helps you discover and create your own personalized art style. Kevin is based in New York City, NY.


Jay Hung, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJay Hung, Founder of Mixture Labs

Mixture Labs — parent company for Bevvy — is a data-and-socially-driven online recipe platform for libations, and a community for imbibers. Jay is based in San Francisco, CA.


Han Jin, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersHan Jin, Founder and CEO of Lucid VR

Lucid VR brings to VR not only the world’s first portable double ultra-wide lens, 3D HD camera, but also an online portal to share your world: GoPro meets virtual reality. Han is based in London, UK.


Jeff Kelley, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJake Risman, COO of Power Supply.

Power Supply provides table-ready, yawn-free meals crafted by local chefs and delivered weekly. Jeff is based in Washington DC.


Joshua Kriger, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJoshua Kriger, Co-Founder of Power Supply.

Power Supply provides table-ready, yawn-free meals crafted by local chefs and delivered weekly. Jeff is based in Washington DC.


Niles Lichtenstein, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersNiles Lichtenstein, CEO / Co-Founder of The History Project.

The History Project is a multi-media platform that gives individuals and organizations a simple and powerful way to capture, build, and experience their history. Niles is based in San Francisco, CA.


Pat Santora, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersPat Santora, Application/Systems Architect of Swaddo.

Swaddo is a mobile device app that empowers parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers by enhancing communication. Pat is based in San Francisco, CA.


Maurizio Tripi, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersMaurizio Tripi, Founder & CEO of Real Contacts, Inc.

Real Contacts is the first mobile app that helps users understand the value and dynamics of their real life relationships, and bridges a gap between merely connecting on social networks and creating meaningful real life relationships. Maurizio is based in San Francisco, CA.


Tanya Troshyna, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersTanya Troshyna, Curbsidr.

Curbsidr is a United States-based company developing a mobile application to find, buy, and deliver gourmet products to companies, curbside. Tanya is based in San Francisco, CA.


Daniel Uyemura, Feb. 15' cohort of tech startup foundersDaniel Uyemura, Founder of Push Press.

Push Press PushPress provides robust, simple, and elegant recurring billing and membership management solutions. Services the niche industry of fitness. Daniel is based in Los Angeles, CA.


With the addition of the February ’15 Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 500 members strong! We are excited about the deep and diverse experience sets and perspectives each new member brings to our peer mentorship community of tech startup founders. Together we are taking management and personal risk off the table and ensuring mutual success. Stay tuned to Founders Edge for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members. To learn more about Founders Network click here.

kevin-holmes
Read more by Kevin Holmes

Kevin started Founders Network to help tech founders achieve success through peer mentorship. Prior to Founders Network, Kevin advised hundreds of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from idea stage through funding. Kevin was named “40 Under 40 in Silicon Valley” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for his work with startups and promoting entrepreneurship. He has served on the adjunct faculty at both Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and the University of San Francisco School of Business. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

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