Over the past couple of months, we were lucky enough to assemble a great network of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and other techies that have offered a helping hand in some way or another. These friends of the App Idea Awards make up have agreed to help score the applications, mentor our finalists, judge our finalists, promote the competition, and perform other various necessary tasks. Our judges, mentors and friends hail from the following firms, companies and accelerators:

 

 
 
 
 

The Finals Judges 

Nnamdi Okike Co-Founder/Partner at 645 Ventures

Nnamdi Okike

Co-Founder/Partner at 645 Ventures

Howard Morgan Partner at First Round Capital

Howard Morgan

Partner at First Round Capital

Sergio Monsalve Partner at Norwest Venture Partners

Sergio Monsalve

Partner at Norwest Venture Partners

John Elton Partner at Greycroft Partners

John Elton

Partner at Greycroft Partners

Patrick Chang Investor at Samsung Ventures

Patrick Chang

Investor at Samsung Ventures

John Biggs  Founder/CEO of Freemit and former Editor of Techcrunch

John Biggs 

Founder/CEO of Freemit and former Editor of Techcrunch


Semi-Finalist Judges, Mentors, and Friends 

 
Adam Quinton  Founder/CEO at Lucas Point Ventures

Adam Quinton

 Founder/CEO at Lucas Point Ventures

Christina Bechhold  Co-Founder/Managing Director at Empire Angels

Christina Bechhold

 Co-Founder/Managing Director at Empire Angels

Chris O'Brien  Co-Founder/Co-CEO at TickPick

Chris O'Brien

 Co-Founder/Co-CEO at TickPick

Anthony Milinowicz  Director of Digital Innovation at J&J Innovation

Anthony Milinowicz

 Director of Digital Innovation at J&J Innovation

Dawn Barber Co-Founder of NY Tech Meetup

Dawn Barber

Co-Founder of NY Tech Meetup

 
 
 
Aaron Holiday  Co-Founder/Partner at 645 Ventures 

Aaron Holiday

 Co-Founder/Partner at 645 Ventures 

J.J. Noonan Co-Founder/VP of Eng at AdStack

J.J. Noonan

Co-Founder/VP of Eng at AdStack

Leigh Drogen  Founder/CEO at Estimize

Leigh Drogen

 Founder/CEO at Estimize

Julie Blanc Investor at Two Sigma Ventures

Julie Blanc

Investor at Two Sigma Ventures

Mike Prasad Founding Partner/Managing Director at ventureLab

Mike Prasad

Founding Partner/Managing Director at ventureLab

 
 
 
Stacey Ferreira Co-Founder/CEO at Forrge

Stacey Ferreira

Co-Founder/CEO at Forrge

Murat Aktihanoglu Founder/Managing Director at ERA

Murat Aktihanoglu

Founder/Managing Director at ERA

Lenore Beirne Associate at 645 Ventures

Lenore Beirne

Associate at 645 Ventures

Sumeet Shah Program Manager at XRC Labs

Sumeet Shah

Program Manager at XRC Labs

Jason Klein  Founder/CEO at On Grid Ventures

Jason Klein 

Founder/CEO at On Grid Ventures

 
 
 
Matt Wallaert East Coast Lead at Microsoft Ventures

Matt Wallaert

East Coast Lead at Microsoft Ventures

J.J. Colao  Founder of Haymaker

J.J. Colao 

Founder of Haymaker

Joshua Halickman Co-Founder of Abacus Labs

Joshua Halickman

Co-Founder of Abacus Labs

Sumit Singh Director of Operations at Interplay 

Sumit Singh

Director of Operations at Interplay 

Jason A. Eiswerth Managing Director at Broadband Capital

Jason A. Eiswerth

Managing Director at Broadband Capital