Advisors

Arjun Arora

Arjun Arora

Co-Founder of Immediately

Arjun Arora is a Co-Founder of Immediately—a mobile platform for modern sales professionals. Arjun was the Chairman and Founder of ReTargeter (acquired by Sellpoints March 2015).

As the founding CEO, he bootstrapped the company to be in the top 100 of Inc’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013. He is a recognized expert in display advertising and retargeting, and has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and mentioned in Forbes. He has been recognized at the White House, the UN, and at the Global Summit for Entrepreneurship for his success and commitment to a values-centered organization.

Arjun graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship & Technology. He was previously the head of business development for Yahoo! Real Estate, and has advised on M&A deals and IPOs for various technology companies at the international investment bank Jefferies Broadview. He also advises various start-up companies in the Silicon Valley and is an angel investor and a LP at 500 Startups.

Eve Blossom

Eve Blossom

Founder of Lulan Artisans & WE’VE

Eve Blossom's twenty years' experience in design, design thinking, early-stage technology firms, international business, nonprofit and social ventures led her to founding her current companies, Lulan Artisans, and WE’VE.

Eve mentors, advises and consults for start-ups as well as growth companies. She sits on a number of advisory boards. A frequent speaker worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies, Eve has lectured at different events, including TED, SXSW, Autodesk, AIGA, Sustainable Brands, and Summit Series.

Eve is the author of the book, Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement published in 2011. She is also an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow.

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Teacher, clinical psychologist, lecturer & author

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is an internationally known teacher of Buddhist meditation, clinical psychologist, lecturer, and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart.

She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation and is nationally known for her skill in weaving western psychological wisdom with a range of meditative practices. Founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Tara’s podcasted talks are downloaded nearly a million times each month.

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Founder of the Mindfulness Institute

Founder of the Mindfulness Institute, Mark Coleman has been facilitating trainings since 1997 worldwide. Mark is a leading expert in mindfulness consulting and coaching and has worked with executives and companies that include Google, Facebook, Proctor & Gamble, US Bank, Ford, Gap, Gucci and Salesforce.

Mark is a master trainer at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute developed at Google delivering mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs. He has brought mindfulness programs to Rotman School of Business and other schools. Through his Institute, Mark leads mindfulness teacher trainings in Europe and the US. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock, a world renowned mindfulness center. Founder of ‘Awake in the Wild, Mark leads mindfulness based nature immersions internationally. He is a published author and is working on his second book “Make Peace With Your Mind”.

Thomas Eddington

Thomas Eddington

Entrepreneur, educator & strategic advisor

Thomas Eddington has spent the last three decades as a businessman, entrepreneur, educator and strategic advisor. He is a student and teacher of Board, leadership and organization effectiveness – focusing on how they grow, achieve and sustain effectiveness while remaining stewards for their stakeholders.

He has lived, worked and studied on six continents, working with leaders across all industry sectors and organization stages of development. As a student, mentor, coach and advisor, he has focused on the area of consciousness and conscious leadership over the past two decades, and as a pragmatic optimist and driven by intellectual curiosity, Thomas has sought out opportunities to teach and work in the private, public, academic and non-profit sectors working with industry leaders and most-admired organizations.

Thomas holds B.A. degrees in Business and Psychology and an M.S. degree in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Board members and senior executives at hundreds of organizations. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor in the City University (London) M.B.A. program.

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.

Teacher & author

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practice to the West.

He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and is a father and activist. His books have sold over a million copies and include: A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace; and The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology.

Cecily Mak

Cecily Mak

CRO at Flipboard

Cecily Mak is the Chief Revenue Officer and General Counsel at Flipboard, Inc. As CRO she oversees ongoing innovation and operations across the company’s various global business teams including direct sales, revenue strategy, business development and publisher relations.

As General Counsel, Cecily is responsible for all of the company’s legal matters,I ncluding governance, fundraising, securities law, commercial agreements and transactions, litigation, intellectual property, and supporting Flipboard’s joint venture and M&A transactions.

Before joining Flipboard, Cecily served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Rhapsody International Inc., a joint venture between Viacom International and RealNetworks, Inc. with investment from Best Buy Stores, Inc. and Universal Music Group. While at Rhapsody Cecily oversaw strategic content relations and management, launched the company’s first patent mining program, led the acquisition of the company’s largest domestic competitor, and played a leadership role in the company’s international expansion, all while growing and developing a highly specialized legal team.

Previously Cecily was with the global in-house legal team at RealNetworks, Inc. (2004-2007) and an associate at Shartsis Friese, LLP (2001-2004). Cecily has been named a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by The Recorder and honored by Digital Media Wire as one of their “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment.” In addition to publishing a book on digital content licensing, she has been she is a regular contributor to a range of magazines, legal periodicals and book releases.

As an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, Cecily has been teaching Digital Media Law since 2006. She serves as an advisory board member of several organizations including the World Economic Forum (Media Industry Partnership Programme), Digital Entertainment World, and three Bay Area start-ups: Loudr, Inc., Wisdom Labs, Inc., and Open Aura, Inc. She is an active mentor for young professionals and start-up founders and has served in a formal capacity as a judge, coach or juror for a handful of young entrepreneur organizations including The Network for Teaching and Entrepreneurship (NFTE), The French American Business Awards (via Business France and the French Chamber of Commerce), and The French American Digital Lab

Davin Miyoshi

Davin Miyoshi

Co-Founder & CEO of Include Capital

Davin Miyoshi is a Co-Founder and CEO of Include Capital, a mission-driven, for-profit lending marketplace focused on accelerating the success of motivated, intelligent, and ethical entrepreneurs in select developing markets by providing access to innovative and comprehensive debt financing from US investors—starting in Colombia.

As an entrepreneur and growth hacker, he has founded or joined, and successfully exited, a wide range of internet, social, and mobile start-ups and global public companies over the last 20 years. Earlier in his career, he spent time as an investment banker at Montgomery Securities. Most recently, Davin founded and successfully sold one of the early social and mobile gaming companies, Mesmo with over 75 million users worldwide and top 10 applications on iOS, Android and Facebook in 2007.

Davin also serves as Chairman of Mama Hope, a nonprofit that trains impact entrepreneurs from around the world and partners them with visionary leaders in developing countries to lift their communities out of poverty.

William Rosenzweig

William Rosenzweig

Dean & Exec. Director, The Food Business School

Dean and Executive Director of The Food Business School, William Rosenzweig has spent his career as an educator, serial entrepreneur, and venture investor.

Will was founding CEO of The Republic of Tea, the company that created the premium tea category in the U.S. As an entrepreneur and investor, Will helped grow Odwalla, LeapFrog, Hambrecht Vineyards and Wineries, Winetasting.com and Brand New Brands, a functional food incubator he founded in 2004.

In 2007, Will co-founded Physic Ventures, the first venture capital firm supporting early-stage companies in health and sustainability, including Revolution Foods, Pharmaca, Recyclebank, and Yummly. Will is co-author of The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business, named one of the 100 Best Business Books of all time. His work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Sound Money, Business Week, USA Today, and the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2010, Will was honored with the Oslo Business for Peace Award for his accomplishments in the area of ethical business. In 2014, he chaired a US national commission on health promotion and the prevention of chronic disease.

A long-time faculty member at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, Will developed the country’s first MBA courses in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Venture Development. As Dean and Executive Director of The Food Business School, Will works with industry experts and academic leaders to create experiential educational programs that enable entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver impactful solutions to address the world’s most pressing food challenges—and its greatest business opportunities.

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