Innovation manager at U.S. consumer electronics leader Sonos and managing partner at Capella Partners, which links technology companies and private investors. A serial entrepreneur who wrote his first business plan at age 9, he left college in Glasgow, Scotland, and started an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce before emigrating to attend and graduate from MIT.
Kadri holds or has filed for several technology-related patents and has investments in entertainment, travel and tech. He also is a board member for several start-up companies.
Walter Chair of Entrepreneurship and a professor at the University of Tampa, which was the 2017 NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. She also is director of the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the university and a Kohane Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Raised in a family business, she started several companies of her own, works as a consultant and served on the boards of numerous companies and nonprofits.
Kevin Rustagi builds companies focused on consumers. While earning his undergraduate degree at MIT, he worked on Apple’s iPhone 5 and co-founded the startup, Ministry of Supply, which set a Kickstarter record for fashion. There are now seven Ministry of Supply stores nationwide. He earned an MBA and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Stanford. Now living in Austin, Texas, his work has been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post and Inc. magazine.