Posts in 2019 Startup Judge
THOMAS A. BOCK^MD, MBA^CEO & Board Director; HeritX

Dr. Thomas Bock is a physician and leader of healthcare/technology organizations with profound patient and business impact. A pioneer of new fields, technologies and models, he serves on the Healthcare Advisory Board of Columbia Business School and as advisor/reviewer at the Columbia Translational Therapeutics Accelerator and the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund at Rockefeller University.

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RYAN MACCARRIGAN^'08CC^Founding Principal at LeanStudio, Global President at Columbia Venture Community

Ryan is a San Francisco-based Lean Startup consultant and university lecturer with senior leadership experience in product design, marketing, and user experience at technology companies in New York City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Prior to founding LeanStudio, he led marketing at several high-growth startups including Lean Startup Machine and Advisor. Over the past decade, Ryan has facilitated Lean Startup workshops and consulting projects across the U.S., Europe, and Asia—helping thousands of product managers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders validate and launch new products faster.

He is also the Global President of the Columbia Venture Community (CVC), a community of more than 5,000+ Columbia alumni interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2006, CVC has hosted nearly 400 events around the world, including more than a dozen pitch events for Columbia-founded tech startups.

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COOPER PICKETT^'10CC^Co-Founder, CEO Longneck and Thunderfoot

A partner of Columbia Entrepreneurship at the Columbia Startup Lab and a 2010 graduate of Columbia University (CC’10), Cooper oversees a growing international team at Longneck and Thunderfoot that works around the clock to get clients results. He has extensive leadership and team-building experience from his time as the CMO of a real estate startup. He excels as a marketer and strategist — qualities he refined and developed as the founder of e-commerce businesses in the sports and subscription spaces. With the founding of L&T, Cooper brings these strategies and insights to companies worldwide. He participates in Princeton University’s Employer in Residence program, serves on the Columbia Startup Lab’s leadership committee, and speaks on industry panels about entrepreneurship, marketing, and startups. On occasion, he teaches web marketing at General Assembly.

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KIM WALSH^^Global Vice President, HubSpot for Startups

Kim serves as Global VP, HubSpot for Startups, a business designed to help startups grow and scale. She was formally the Head of Enterprise Sales, West Coast for HubSpot in Cambridge, MA. Kim joined HubSpot in 2010. Since then, the company has grown from 800 to more than 30,000 customers and from 50 to more than 2,500 employees. As head of sales, Kim launched the GTM strategy, built the operating model and expanded the team, globally. Prior to joining HubSpot, Kim led global sales for a technology-based startup footwear company, SpringBoost. Kim has an MBA from Babson College and was a finalist in the MIT 100K business challenge. She grew up in Alberta, Canada and ventured to the United States on a soccer scholarship after playing for her country.

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TEJPAUL BHATIA^’00 SEAS^Startup Program Lead NY at Google Cloud

Tejpaul Bhatia is the Startup Program Lead in NY for Google Cloud. He was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Citi Ventures. He is a three time investor backed startup founder, with one exit, one failure, and one startup still in operation. Prior to his ten years as a startup founder, Tej was Senior Manager of Product and International Strategy for ESPN, where he launched ESPN3 in the US, Mexico, Brasil, and Europe. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science.

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Google Cloud for Startups ( is proud to support the Columbia Venture Competition and Startup Festival.  Build your startup with the infrastructure and tools used by Google. The Google Cloud for Startups program is designed to grow with you. Your early-stage startup can take advantage of community events, training, and Cloud credits as you build and scale your business.

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