Our Community

ORIGIN would not have been possible without the contributions of our wonderful community. Our instructors, coaches, judges, and partners devoted countless hours to help bring this program to life.

Adam Kirsch

M&A Manager, West Monroe
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Amy Orlov

VP of Programs, Forté
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Andrea Ippolito

Lecturer, Cornell University
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Bill Trenchard

Partner, First Round Capital
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Byoung-Hyoun

Professor, Cornell University
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Caley Droof

Product Designer, Facebook
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Christophe Gerlach

Investor, General Atlantic
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Cindy Van Es

Professor, Cornell University
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Connie Chi

Founder, The Chi Group
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Courtney Brand

Founder, thelighthouse
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Deborah Streeter

Faculty Director, Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Fred Kauber

Investor, Stripes
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Han Wang

Product Designer, Cornell Design & Tech Initiative
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John Danner

Professor, UC Berkeley & Princeton University
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John Tobin

Professsor, Cornell University
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Josh Chin

Investor, Lead Edge Capital
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Kristen Palma

Partner, VU Venture Partners
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Kristi Krulcik

Global Marketing Lead - Kids & Families Products, Google
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Krystal Brooks

Director of Development - Academic Partners, Forté
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Kyle Harms

Professor, Cornell University
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Lea Chen

Digital & Social Marketing Strategist, IBM
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Lindsay Boyajian

Director of Marketing, Conductor
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Lisa Skeete Tatum

CEO & Founder, Landit
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Mariska Morse

Vice President of Marketing and Operations, Forté
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Matt Barker

App Engineer, Apple
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Michael Colella

Senior Customer Success Manager, Turazo
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Mind Apivessa

Product Designer, Facebook
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Nikita Gupta

CEO & Co-Founder, Symba
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Rajiv Kapoor

Investor, Chai Angels
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Sarah Wolfolds

Professor, Cornell University
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Shea Belsky

Software Engineer, Wayfair
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Shoshana Swell

Product Designer, Facebook
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Sid Trivedi

Partner, Foundation Capital
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Stephen Hammer

Advisor, Global Partnerships & Strategy, World Bank Group
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Tina He

Investor, Pace Capital
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Zach Shulman

Director of Entrepreneurship, Cornell University
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