Startup Social: A Founder’s Journey Panel

DCfempreneur presents:

"Startup Social: A Founder's Journey Panel"

Startup Social is for entrepreneurs to connect, network and learn how to thrive in a startup ecosystem by hearing from successful founders.

About this Event

Join us for the launch of Startup Social to learn more about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur from our panel of successful founders. Moderated by Rachel Koretsky, DC Startup Week Organizer and Founder of Upace come hear lessons learned on the journey from founder to CEO.

Moderated by Rachel Koretsky, DC Startup Week Organizer and Founder of Upace, the first customizable, two-sided mobile platform that offers real-time data and member interactions that boost usage, retention, and operational efficiency. An American University graduate with a degree in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship & Business Development for Social Impact with a focus in communications.

Founder Panel Members:

Joe Falit, Co-founder and CEO of Yombu (, a software and biometric company focused on creating digital-first client experiences for all areas of the customer lifecycle. Joe previously worked in the strategy group at JPMorgan Chase and was an SVP at Citibank. He also spent time in management consulting.

Dan Simpkins, an experienced entrepreneur who previously founded and led two successful startup companies: SALIX Technologies and Hillcrest Labs. Simpkins recently founded and is now CEO of Domusys, Inc. a new IoT technology startup focused on helping consumers manage and maintain their largest asset, their home. Simpkins holds more than 20 U.S. patents.

Judy Schramm is the CEO of ProResource, a social media agency that creates strong personal brands for CEOs and their leadership teams. By using social media to communicate effectively and enhance relationships with customers, partners, investors, media and employees, the executives can grow their businesses faster and have a greater impact on the world. Clients include hundreds of executives at Fortune 50 companies as well as funded startups and more established businesses. She has been named a Top 10 LinkedIn Marketing Superstar; she blogs, speaks often at industry events, has written several ebooks.

Monaj Ramnani, Founder and CEO of SalesIntel, a company committed to providing the highest quality B2B contact data on the market. SalesIntel research team hand-verifies every contact to ensure 95% accuracy on data. As the CEO, Manoj drives the strategic vision of SalesIntel, establishes and fosters key partnerships, and is building out the executive team that will make SalesIntel the leader of the data sector. Prior to SalesIntel, Manoj founded CircleBack that automatically keeps all address books up-to-date, on every device. With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in the information technology space, Manoj’s expertise encompasses everything from creating successful professional services, consumer products, and enterprise solutions, to founding and growing businesses in the healthcare, eLearning, and federal verticals.

Host/Venue Sponsor:

John Yu, Office Evolution Tysons, providing flexible coworking and office space for startups and small businesses where innovations thrive, entrepreneurs are ambitious, and business communities come together.


Lisa Shapiro, DCfempreneur, LLC , a community for DC area female entrepreneurs that collectively seek to combine and share skills, knowledge and expertise to help impact and grow their businesses to make them more purposeful, profitable and sustainable.

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Oct 23 2019


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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8609 Westwood Center Drive #Suite 110 Vienna, VA 22182


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