Startup Boston is an event organized for the community, by the community. We’re an all-volunteer team who want to see Boston’s startup scene continue to grow.

Stephanie Roulic – Founder & Lead Organizer 


An enthusiast of the Boston startup community, Stephanie Roulic most recently created internal workflows and marketing campaigns for nDash Marketing, and successfully facilitated the re-branding of this content marketing agency into, the marketing SaaS platform the company is currently known for today.

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Jay Neely – Head of Programming

Jay Neeley

Jay is a digital maker / marketer, startup founder, and community builder, active in the Boston startup community for the past twelve years. Jay runs Boston Startups Guide, a community resource site dedicated to bringing more attention to Boston startups and resources for them. Jay is currently exploring opportunities to foster more media entrepreneurship in Boston.

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Christine Zimmermann – Head of Marketing 

A former high school teacher, Christine built her career as a marketer in Boston’s startup community. Through her experience marketing educational programs for adult career changers and aspiring high-school-aged entrepreneurs, she was struck by the community’s commitment to giving forward—celebrating and supporting the growth of all. Now a product marketer for EdTech company Curriculum Associates in North Billerica, Christine is grateful to stick close to her roots as part of the Startup Boston team.


Anum Valliani – Head of Venues

A fan of both tech-based startups and big corporate innovation, Anum balances her role as an Offering Manager for IBM with co-founding, a nationwide service that aims to use artificial intelligence to link people to events they care about that also happen to have free booze.

Anum moved to Boston from Texas after a stint in TV reporting and consulting. She definitely misses the tacos and barbecue down south. Luckily, the mountains and beaches make up for it!

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Kristine Ravenscroft – Organizer/Volunteers

Kris is excited to have been an integral part of the successful acquisition of her last endeavor and is now venturing out on her own as the CEO and founder of Beauty Gourmet, an edible beauty products company. Having battled nutrient deficiencies her whole life, she believes beauty nutrients are the key to looking and feeling our best and is on a mission to make them a tasty and effortless part of every woman’s daily life.

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 Daniela Field – Organizer/Volunteers

Daniela has 10+ years of experience as a technology professional. She enjoys working with clients, understanding their business needs and offering solutions that move clients towards efficiency, productivity and profitability. She has delivered apps and technical solutions for various Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held organizations in the education, logistics, insurance and finance verticals.

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Jonathon Mahon – Designer

Jon Mahon

Jon is the CEO and founder of Six Foot Designs, a Boston-based startup offering graphic design and marketing services. He has worked for a number of startups in Philadelphia and Boston, and has a passion for entrepreneurship, graphic design and marketing. Six Foot Designs was the obvious next step. He loves movies/TV, traveling, enthusiastically rooting for Boston sports, and networking!

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Sam Oliver – Event Producer

A Maine native and former DCist, Sam currently leads technical recruiting at PathAI. Before that, Sam freelanced as a hiring consultant for VCs and co-founders at early-stage companies, helping them build founding engineering teams. Sam is an outspoken talent advocate and active in the Boston startup community, helping organize popular meetups like Boston DevOps and Mobile Tea. When she’s not organizing events or networking, she’s at the yoga studio working on perfecting her crow pose.


Allison Sproul – Event Producer 

Despite her own path being at large companies to date, Allison is a huge fan of Boston’s startup community and all of the opportunities for professional development and networking that tend to accompany it. With 5+ years of recruiting and HR experience, Allison is currently managing all temporary and student hiring for Cengage, a Boston-based EdTech company. Prior to that, she worked at a staffing agency and EF Education First where she helped others achieve their goals of living and working abroad. Having started her own career in China, she remains an avid travel enthusiast and foodie to this day.


Ken Wong – Content Marketing Specialist

Ken serves as Marketing Manager for Hub Recruiting, a Transparent RPO firm that helps fast-growing tech companies build their teams. His professional interests center around inbound video marketing. When he’s not marketing, he’s being steamrolled into the floor by his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teammates.



Enza Alessandra Mammoli De Pinto – Social Media Specialist 

Before receiving her Masters of International Marketing at Hult International Business School, Enza served as a Inside Operations Intern at MassChallenge. She now works as a Marketing Specialist at Keurig Green Mountain.




Chad Jones – Supporter Network

As a socially conscious “agent of change”, Chad Jones utilizes his skills as an entrepreneur, thought leader and venture investor to take unique ideas from inception through execution for startups and F50 companies alike. Guiding effective and profitable outcomes – including six exits to companies such as Microsoft, VMware and Intel – Chad continues to pursue his vision of achieving a better world through non-intuitive technology use and entrepreneurship.

Chad splits his time as a board member, operational executive and mentor across a wide spectrum of companies. Before his current position of CEO at Plesso Ventures, Inc., he held positions of Chief Strategy Officer at Deep Information Systems, VP of Internet of Things Strategy at LogMeIn, Strategy and PM for DynamicOps (acquired by VMWare) and VP Product Management with Neocleus (acquired by Intel). Additionally, he was co-creator of Softricity app virtualization, acquired by Microsoft, which grew to revenues topping $6 billion.

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