Jeremy Hanks is Cofounder & CEO of DropShip.com. He cofounded and is the current Chairman of Doba, and while CEO, bootstrapped Doba to growth of over 3,000% in from 2003 to 2006, a #23 ranking on the Inc. 500, #1 on the Utah 100 as the fastest growing company in Utah, a 4 time winner in Utah Business’s Best Companies to Work for, and a finalist in the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Previously, he founded and sold GearTrade.com.
Jeff Moss has a long history of entrepreneurship. He’s helped launch companies in a variety of industries. He built his last company from a startup into a multimillion dollar business, after which he successfully sold it. He then completed an MBA at BYU with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance. During his MBA, he worked for vSpring Capital as a portfolio consultant and for USTAR as a venture analyst. Following his MBA, Jeff worked for two years in San Francisco for Credit Suisse. While there, he helped launch a Bay Area Entrepreneurial Network which provided training, mentoring and connections to capital. Jeff returned to Utah and currently works for Key Bank.
Matt Smith is a technology entrepreneur from Provo, UT. Matt completed his undergraduate studies at BYU, then decided to continue on, pursuing an MS and then a PhD in Computer Science. Matt’s research belongs to Computational Social Science, a naturally interdisciplinary field emerging at the crossroads of computer science and the social sciences. Matt’s specific contribution has been the development of a computational framework for measuring and reasoning about social capital in online communities. Matt is an entrepreneur at heart, and he has long been actively involved in the Utah entrepreneurial eco-system. He founded the Web Startup Group, which has served as a model for entrepreneurial organizations within the community. Among other businesses, Matt recently co-founded Kalood, a social platform for deal discovery, and the 2011 BYU Business Plan Competition winner.
Currently swinging a busy balance between day work at the law firm of BTJD.com and evening work on a ski manufacturing start-up Bluehouseskis.com. At BTJD, he’s involved in various corporate transactions such as business organizations, acquisitions, mergers, debt, equity, and venture financing and everything other legal product that accompanies business operations. At Bluehouse, he’s involved on every level sales, to maintaining our blog, to writing contracts, developing strategy, giving input on designs, and most importantly, “testing” our products.
Most recently Andy has been the Executive Director for BoomStartup, a mentor-driven seed accelerator program that’s focused on lean startup principles for web and mobile startups. He’s also an angel investor and is a very active participant in the startup ecosystem. He’s invested in several regional startups. His focus is on very early stage technology companies with an outstanding founder team and solid traction. With proven experience as founder and board President of SchoolCenter he knows what it takes to build a technology company from the ground up. SchoolCenter is now a part of Blackboard, Inc. He has also contributed to many nonprofit organizations. His five years as an executive board member for the SIF Association proves his dedication to building a stronger technology foundation for startups.