Our supporters, mentors and strategic partners.


Clayton Stark

CTO - Kixeye Games

As godfather of the social web, Clayton has led the development efforts of numerous disruptive technology companies, ranging from Mercurial Communications (Netscape browser) to Zynga.



Jeff Gomez

CEO - Starlight Runner

Jeff Gomez is a leading expert in the fields of brand narrative, story world development, creative franchise design, and transmedia storytelling. His elite level transmedia skills have spawned a generation of new content creators ready to achieve storytelling samadhi.

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Fabian Nicieza

Chief Innovation Officer - Starlight Runner

Fabian Nicieza is one of the most prolific and successful comic book writers of all time, having sold over 200 million comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Acclaim. Over 1,000 comic book writing credits, including industry #1 title, X-MEN. Co-created DEADPOOL with over 6 million comics sold and over 100 million YouTube video views.



Tommy Stephenson

CEO Heated Details / Former CTO Weedmaps

Cannabis industry technology expert and award-winning agency owner specializing in web and mobile app development, digital marketing, monetization strategy, e-commerce, user engagement and analytics. Served as Account Director of over 500 projects for Microsoft’s MSN, Bing and Xbox divisions.