Chris Sorensen, Matt Brocchini, and Neil Kane are all highly experienced innovators, start-up experts, and consultants. They have worked with dozens of Silicon Valley venture backed companies to develop numerous innovative and breakthrough products across a variety of industries including consumer goods, e-commerce, education, enterprise software, fm-tech, food, life sciences, medical, mobile, multi-media, nanotechnology, payments, and toys.


Chris Sorensen

Chris Sorensen has over twenty five years' experience on the "front lines" of technology innovation. He is an award-winning start-up executive and strategist with a broad range of hands-on operating experience as CEO, COO, co-founder, and board member for numerous start-ups in diverse areas including software, payments, mobile remittances, consumer e-commerce, multi-media and education.


Neil Kane, a member of the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Michigan State University, is a leading authority on technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation. He was the co-Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Argonne National Laboratory and was the inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Illinois. He has founded companies in areas as diverse as software, nanotechnology, food, and toys.

Matt Brocchini

Matt Brocchini is an experienced product leader. As a CPO, VP, or director of product, Matt has built six start-ups and mentored dozens more. He also co-founded Tinkering Labs which helps kids gain the knowledge, skills, and grit that they will need to become the next generation of global innovators.