Team StartUpNV

Board Members and Management Team
Jeff Saling

Jeffrey Saling

Founder & Executive Director

Successful co-founder, member of founding executive team with successful exits including three (3) IPO’s and one (1) private sale. Co-founder of two (2) currently operating early stage B2B SaaS companies.

Stephen Hurst

Stephen Hurst

Capital Fund Director | Board Member

Steve has 25+ years experience in bio-pharmaceuticals including: Chief Business Officer for The Immune Tolerance Institute @ UC Berkeley; The World Bank and BIO Ventures for Global Health; CEO of Sequential, Inc.

Bill Slikkerveer

Bill Slikkerveer

Capital Committee Director

Experienced Angel Investor on Angel List, Jet Pilot (commercial and military), and Engineer. Highly analytical and direct advisor and mentor to multiple start-ups. Capital Committee Director / Chairman at StartUpNV.

Myisha Williams

Myisha Williams

AngelNV Fund 1 | Co-Director (Las Vegas)

Creative problem-solver with more than a decade of applied leadership and project experience. Skilled at transforming technical content into streamlined messaging. Loyalist to the art of true customer service.

Cara O'Hare

Accelerator And Incubator Operations Manager

Cara is in charge of accelerator operations, helping our member companies to progress through the process and enabling younger startups to succeed in the online incubator platform. Cara has deep caring for founders and their success!

Audrey Randazzo

Mentor Manager

Coordinates Coaches and Mentors for the AccelerateNV program, sources Subject Matter Experts for Founder University and assists wherever needed with other needs. She is a Jane of all Trades.

Maggie Saling

Maggie Saling

Operations Chief

Advisory Board Member, Investor, Technical Consultant, Trainer & Recruiter, Communications Director, Director of Volunteers for The Barracuda Championship PGA Golf Tournament.

Logan Brown

Community Development Manager, Deal Flow Coordinator for AccelerateNV | Southern NV

Logan handles deal flow for the StartUpNV accelerator, speaks with founders as a first point of contact and helps to prepare them to pitch for entry into the AccelerateNV accelerator. He hosts the annual AngelNV Entrepreneur Bootcamp and runs the Sip N Learn community events. He holds an MBA from UNLV.

Rukshana Hussain

Director of Marketing

Executive experienced Public and Private sector operations development, strategy, and project management. Passionate about the City of Las Vegas and diversifying the economy.

Ray Hurst

Fund Analyst

UC Berekely grad in Finance. Leads Due Diligence for FundNV, assists with AngelNV Due Diligence. Coordinates Deal Flow for 1864 Fund.

Erik Slikkerveer

Research and Marketing Intern

Student at the University of Nevada, Reno.

John Toretta

Research and Video Marketing Intern

Student at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Lisa Song Sutton

Lisa Song Sutton

Advisory Board Member | TEDx Speaker | Forbes Writer | Miss Nevada US 2014

Entrepreneur, Forbes writer, TEDx Speaker, real estate investor and Miss Nevada United States 2014. Lisa started her career in a top Las Vegas law firm, specializing in business litigation. She then went on to create iconic Vegas companies of her own.

Liz Goodgold

Advisory Board Member | Brand Marketing Expert

Motivational Keynote Speaker | Branding Speaker & Coach | Trainer for Women to Speak with Confidence and Competence. Liz brings a strong, highly successful, branding and mentoring focus to the StartUpNV advisory board.

Eric Madison

1971-2017 | Co-Founder, in Memoriam

Eric’s passion for the Nevada start-up community was a driving force in our founding. At just 46 years old, Eric was killed by a wrong way, impaired driver on I-580 in Reno on August 19, 2017. Don’t drink and drive!