Past Forum #8 – 2nd Career Entrepreneurs

(Forum #8)

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Monday, October 27th
5:30 – 8:30pm

5:30 Networking & Dinner
6:20 Temple U. Welcome: TBD
6:25 Introductions
6:30 Keynote: Bob Moul
6:50 Q&A
7:00 Panel Discussion
8:00 Optional Networking & Dessert

Temple University – Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium
745 Meetinghouse Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002

Parking and Forum Detailed Map: Ambler-Campus-Map There will be a short 4 minute walk between the Visitor Parking Lot #1 and the Learning Center





Join your colleagues for this exciting 8th event of our Innovation Series (fourth of the 2nd series) at Temple University’s beautiful Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium (see map above). Innovation is the lifeblood of growth and the sustenance of our economy! This ILF event will focus on the the exciting field of entrepreneurship. Our Entrepreneurship Thought Leader, Bob Moul, will be both speaking about his journey from a rise to the highest levels of the EDS corporate ladder to the transformational step of moving to an entrepreneurial lifestyle (a great example of innovation applied to personal career growth). His journey on the post corporate travels are well worth studying for their ups and downs (typical of entrepreneurial journey). He will be joined by 3 local thought leaders who have their own story to tell and provide a nice mix of career tech entrepreneurs, experts in culture and investment… It is bound to be a stimulating session. Don’t Miss It!!


Bob Moul – Keynote Speaker & Panelist— CEO and Founder, Artisan MobileBobMoul

Bob Moul is a Philadelphia tech CEO / entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in the hi-tech industry ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. In his latest venture, Bob is CEO of Artisan, creators of the industry’s first mobile experience management platform. He was also the CEO of Boomi, pioneers of middleware for cloud computing, which was acquired by Dell in November 2010. Previously Bob was president of SCT’s $300mm global education solutions business which was acquired by SunGard in 2003 and he also enjoyed a 19-year career at EDS where he held senior management positions including director of EDS’ operations in Hong Kong and China, and executive director of its federal government business in Australia. Bob is an active advocate for entrepreneurship in Philadelphia. He is chair of Philly Startup Leaders and serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the Philadelphia Alliance of Capital and Technology (PACT), Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Academies Inc. Bob was named a 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in Philadelphia. He’s a sought after speaker and local authority on all facets of the entrepreneurial enterprise.


Ellen Weber – Panelist— Executive Direct, Temple University Innovation & Entrepreneurship InstituteEllenWeber

Ellen is passionate about innovation and about helping build great companies in Philadelphia.

Ellen has recently become the Executive Director of Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI). She’s also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures (, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region.

She serves as angel-in-residence at Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Institute, and is very active with Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.

Until recently, she was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine (, which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations. VisionMine is a subscription service that allows corporate clients collaborative access to early start-up innovations, new technologies, and entrepreneurs that solve business problems.

Ellen has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She’s been a Managing Director and founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where I was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.

Ellen graduated from The Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.


Mike Krupit – Panelist— CEO and Founder, TrajectifyMikeKrupit-1

Mike is the founder and operator of Trajectify, coaching entrepreneurs of startups and small businesses to cross the chasm – getting them beyond the stage where they find that the “next step” is a big one

He has a passion for growing companies. As a veteran of seven startups (four in Philly, one in Princeton, two in Silicon Valley), a mentor and advisor to many more, and a small company turn-around, Mike has experienced diverse conditions and markets. He has successfully delivered and grown both products and services, from pre-revenue to $150M, often having to pioneer or innovate what at first didn’t seem obvious. The result is an ability to find and “operationalize” hidden opportunity, creating growing revenue streams and the organizations that deliver them.

Previously, Mike helped to launch Philadelphia’s Real Food Works as its earliest advisor. He was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Novotorium, an emerging business incubator. Novotorium grew out of his experience as Chief Innovation Officer of Voice Systems Engineering. He was also CIO, the COO and CEO of CDNOW and worked at startups including Infonautics, Verity, and KnowledgeSet.

Pat Schaeffer – Panelist— Founding Principal, Talent Strategy PartnersPatSchaeffer

Pat is Founding Principal at Talent Strategy Partners LLC. She brings more than 25 years of HR experience, gained in both consulting and corporate roles, to my clients. Before founding Talent Strategy Partners, she was a principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Her consulting career began as a compensation analyst with Sibson & Company. From there, she went on to work for a client, Campbell Soup Company, and ultimately became their director of compensation for North America. Pat is a sought after speaker and writer and serves in various leadership positions at the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG). Pat holds a BA in Biology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.