The Accelement Team
An experienced and trusted team of business and start-up experts ready to answer your questions.
Jose Eduardo Campos, EMPA
Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant
An example of an innovative program to build bridges between people, processes, and technologies, “GameOn!” is a recent partnership created between Microsoft, Real Madrid Foundation, and Central Washington University. It combines entrepreneurial coursework, coding skills training, and sports, enabling middle and high school students to pursue scholarships and an advanced degree. As Director of Emerging Business Team at Microsoft, Eduardo developed successful business strategies for entrepreneurs in many parts of the world.
Investor Relations and Strategies
Ken has more than 40 years experience in the financial services industry working with advisors and an investor in a variety of technology startups, focusing on investor relations and networking. He has held senior roles in technology start-ups as well as international financial institutions.
At Accelement, Ken will review product and business concepts, pitches and executive summaries and offer observations based on experience as a coach and investor. His networking experience makes him a connector to prospective investors, consultants and business partners in Washington’s entrepreneurial community.
Networking and Pitch Consultant
Claire’s work with entrepreneurs, focusing on new business development, presentations and content marketing, shows founders how to build relationships, maintain connections and generate business throughout the Pacific Northwest. She understands how the mix of event attendance and participation, timely content development and marketing automation, can help founders successfully target business leaders and investors with their messages.
She has worked in every facet of the startup ecosystem from recruiting investors, industry experts, thought leaders, and executives as panelists and speakers, to managing events like First Look Forum, WTIA’s accelerator program, and Zino Society’s investor summits. Claire shows how to bring high energy, passion and a positive attitude to presentation pitching.
Product Marketing Strategy
My skills and expertise are in bringing strategy to execution. With a business degree in strategy and product management, and experience of working in hi-tech, I have brought these two worlds together from ideation to implementation. My primary function is product management, product marketing. Helping start-ups to figure out monetization, business models, implementation is at the core of my interest in the community.
Financial Strategy and Wealth Management
Based on his wealth of experience, he coaches in many areas including manufacturing, business strategy, financial planning, pitching to investors, and patent strategy.
As a native Seattleite, Mike taps into an extensive network of contacts here in the Pacific Northwest as well as nationally. His success in working with individuals and businesses comes about because he loves every minute of it.
Business and Marketing Process
Currently, he helps early stage startups define their brand foundation and use it to build effective business and marketing processes.
Nabil applies his background and experience in law, finance and management to further the success of each startup. As an entrepreneur, Nabil faced the same financial challenges as all startups, and works with entrepreneurs to identify options that permit them to maintain greater ownership and control of their businesses then traditional equity financing.
Business Strategy Development
By building business and marketing strategies across a spectrum of industries and technologies, he brings mission and vision to life. Focusing on the needs of entrepreneurs, Bobby, gets to the essence of “Why” a company exists and “How” to position it in the marketplace for success.
Business Strategy Development
His experience includes building businesses from scratch in both consumer and b2b spaces, both startups and within large companies (Amazon, Microsoft and Kentucky Fried Chicken). He’s often the first person brought on board to achieve fast, successful, market penetration.
Shreya B. Ley
Company Formation Law
Shreya’s engineering degree followed by a stint in worldwide petroleum exploration, tested her analytic skills. Running a successful startup forged her business management skills. As part of the New Orleans BioInnovations Center, Shreya helped commercialize technologies coming out of local universities and graduate schools.
At Accelement she offers her expertise to entrepreneurs dealing with fundamental business choices. Instead of advising from a single perspective, her work in both startups and large corporations has taught her to value active risk assessment to avoid pitfalls.
Today, as an attorney, with her own Seattle firm, she has a boundless passion for helping fellow “idea people” with questions about business formation, risk management, and patents and intellectual property.
Lawrence I Lerner
Digitalization and Product Launch
Lawrence I Lerner advises entrepreneurs in many industries and functional areas. Areas of expertise include digital strategy, payments, social media/mobility, retail, healthtech, fintech and media. He shows entrepreneurs why achieving strategic and tactical goals now, can engineer their next opportunities. His ability to see around corners for market needs, helps his clients identify and create game-changing services and products.
Lawrence understands a founder’s challenges and has real world, actionable solutions to offer. Having worked for and with top-tier consulting firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cognizant Technology Solutions, and UST Global; technology startups, like Zakta, LEVL, FrontFundr, CoinBeyond and others he can explain what tools you’ll need to compete effectively.
She speaks six languages and has a sense of humor in almost all of them. She holds degrees from McGill University and Georgetown University.
Marketing and Business Development
Suzanne demonstrates how applying appropriate technology and data analysis achieves better vendor and partner relationships, essential to help businesses reach their goals and scale for the future. Her strategic vision and implementation result in physical and online growth in the B2C retail sector and the B2B banking sector.
Tactical Product Launch, Investor
Mark’s rewards come from helping others succeed. His young adult children include an MD, a Stanford Ph.D, and an attorney. Show him your stuff, tell him what you want, and he will actively work with you to get you to where want to be.
Branding and Marketing
Pascha has over 25 years of experience working on b2c and b2b brands including technology, sustainable building materials and real estate. She has a particularly deep history in food, beverage and hospitality brands.
Pascha is available to answer questions about preparing brands for every stage from launch to regional, national or international growth. To achieve business goals, she considers a mix of communication vehicles that may include advertising, PR, graphic design, websites, social media, tradeshow, retail design or packaging.