Early Stage East℠ features the most prominent keynote speakers in the industry. These visionaries are considered pioneers in their fields and have provided much value to Early Stage East℠ events.

Club Pitch℠ Speakers Philadelphia

2012 Michael Chasen, CEO & Founder, Blackboard Inc.
2011 Steve Barnes, CFO, Energy Plus Holdings
2011 Michael Yavonditte, CEO, Quigo Technologies

Club Pitch℠ Speakers Baltimore

2011 Steven Rosenbaum, CEO,

Early Stage East℠ Speakers

2010 Daymond John, 2010 Keynote Speaker, President &
Founder, FUBU & Co-Star, ABC’s Shark Tank.
2009 Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group
John Paling, - Founder, the Risk Management Institute
2008 Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc
2007 Kelly Perdew, “The Apprentice”
2006 Sam Beiler, President & CEO, Auntie Ann’s Pretzels
2005 Daymond John, President & Co-Founder, FUBU
2004 Walter S. Mossberg, Reporter & Editor, The Wall Street Journal
2001 Frederick J. Beste, III, Partner, Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds
2000 Walter W. Buckley, III, President & CEO, Internet Capital Group
1999 Michael A. Daniels, Chairman, Network Solutions
1998 Scott DeGarmo, Former Editor, Success Magazine

Bio-Life-Tech Speakers

20102009 Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, Former Director, National Institute of Health
Dr. Robert J. Laskowski, President & CEO, Christiana Care Health System
2008 Alan B. Levin, Former President and CEO,
Happy Harry’s Pharmacy Chain
Nominee as Director of Delaware Economic Development
Founding Partner, Innovation Capital Partners
2007 Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc
2006 Kathy Crothall, Founder, Animas Corporation
2005 Osagie Imosagie, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Phoenix IP Ventures
Jeff Singer, VP of Eastern Region NASDAQ
Dr. Wise Young, Professor, Chair, Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Rutger’s University
2003 & 2004 C. Boyd Clarke, President, CEO & Chairman, Neose Technology
2002 Leonard P. Sharkin, CEO & Chairman, NaPro BioTherapeutics, now Tapestry