Jerald L. Feinstein
School of Business and Public Management
Department of Management Science
George Washington University
in the School of
Business and Public Management, the George
Washington University and former Visiting Fellow
He serves on the advisory boards of high-technology start-ups, teaches
and develops courses in telecommunications and advanced networking
technologies, Internet Commerce, and other technology courses within
of Science, and Executive Programs, and is recognized
as an international authority on Next Generation Internet applications,
telecommunications, Internet-based commerce, technology change management,
and artificial intelligence.
Consultant to Fortune 100 Companies and Government Organizations
in the areas of telecommunications, Next-Generation Internet applications,
and advanced information systems; and was formerly associated with Booz,
Allen & Hamilton, The Stanford Research Institute
of Stanford University,
and MITRE (earlier,
a part of MIT Lincoln
Labs). Responsible for helping to deploy billion
dollar telecommunications, information systems, and IT infrastructure
Recognized author and educator - - editor of several peer reviewed
technical journals, delivers a series of technology seminars presented
throughout the world, invited lecturer at Harvard, Princeton, University
of Pennsylvania, Oxford
of Virginia, and American
University, and Regional Editor of The
Expert Systems Journal.
Consultant to Internet-based startups in the technology and
venture capital areas, and served in senior management positions with
profit center responsibility in several large corporations. Collaborated
closely with the Naisbitt
Group (John Naisbitt, Megatrends) to forecast
the impact of rapidly changing technology on organizational dynamics
and corporate profitability.
J. Gerritsen is Chairman and Founder of Global Internet Advisors, a
unit of Global Seed Capital LLC, the Boston-based Internet 2.0 investment
and advisory firm.
to starting Global Seed Capital, Mr. Gerritsen was Senior Vice President
of Global Alliances for Terra Lycos S.A. and Vice President – International
Business Development for Lycos Inc. of Waltham, MA. Lycos was sold to
Terra Networks S.A. of Spain in October, 2000. Under his leadership Terra
Lycos became one of the largest international Internet media networks
in the world, with services in 43 countries and 22 languages, serving
over 100 million users.
Mr. Gerritsen has served on the boards of Lycos Europe N.V. (a joint
venture with Bertelsmann AG), Lycos Japan Inc. (a joint venture with
Sumitomo KK), Lycos Korea Inc. (joint venture with Mirae Corp.), Lycos
Asia Pte. (a joint venture with Singapore Telecom Pte.), and Sympatico-Lycos
Inc. (a joint venture with Bell Canada).
Currently, Mr. Gerritsen serves as a Director for Recombo Inc. (Vancouver)
and Hip Logic Ltd. (Christchurch). Mr. Gerritsen is a former Chairman
of the Board of Recombo Inc. and a former Chairman of the Board of Lycos
Mr. Gerritsen has held a variety of senior editorial and management
roles for publishers Plesman Publications Ltd. in Canada and the Asian
Sources Media Group in Hong Kong and was the founder of Multimedia Asia
Ltd. (Hong Kong). Mr. Gerritsen started multimedia software business
units for Longman Asia Ltd. and Philips Media (Asia/Pacific) Ltd., both
of Hong Kong. His media experience includes the launch of seven magazines,
one newspaper, numerous consumer software titles, and Web sites in all
corners of the world.
Mr. Gerritsen holds a BA (Hons) degree in philosophy from Queen’s
University, Kingston, Ont. and is a regular speaker at Internet, software,
and media industry and academic events around the world.
Best Young Entrepreneur
Michael was recently voted as one of Business Week’s Best Entrepreneurs
Under 25. Michael co-founded his first business, Princeton WebSolutions
(PWS), when he was sixteen years old. PWS was later rated the #1 youth-run
web development company in the nation by Youngbiz Magazine. In addition,
Michael has been the winner of three entrepreneur of the year awards
from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Fleet, and
the National Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship. Together
with Sheena Lindahl, they launched Extreme
Entrepreneurship Education Corporation in their junior year with
the goal of helping young people realize the value of pursuing entrepreneurship
through education and outreach.
Before their Extreme Entrepreneur Tour
in the summer of 2006, Lindahl and Simmons spent months interviewing
mentors, entrepreneurs, and other successful people, and assembled their
findings into a book called "The Student Success Manifesto," which
their company published in 2003. Speaking requests started pouring in.
After graduating in 2005, the couple launched the Extreme Entrepreneur
Tour, a series of speaking engagements at colleges around the country,
where they bring along renowned young entrepreneurs to speak to students
about pursuing their passion.