William Crowder, Partner, DreamIt Ventures
William Crowder is a partner and managing director at DreamIt Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture fund and leading global startup accelerator. Crowder is an active early stage investor, enthusiastic startup adviser and spearheads efforts to create new opportunities for talented tech entrepreneurs across the country, via DreamIt Ventures. Crowder also leads the Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, a $20 million early stage venture fund that invests in diverse entrepreneurs and tech startups with the potential to become industry leaders.
Lauren Maillian Bias, Founder and CEO, Luxury Market Branding
Lauren Maillian Bias is the founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing, consumer engagement and branding company. At 19, Bias co-founded a vineyard that she built into a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand under her leadership, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country, according to her website. She is a serial entrepreneur who advises and invests in promising early stage venture-backed technology enabled and inspired companies.