Keynote Speakers 2013
Gary Kremen

Gary Kremen,

Gary Kremen is an entrepreneur, inventor, executive and investor with more than 25 years of experience with emerging growth companies and developing information technology. He is the founder of online personals service, consumer finance business Clean Power Finance and a host of other companies including Sociogramics and Grant Media Management.

Kremen is also the co-founder of Menlo Incubator, an early-stage start-up program that focuses on mentorship to guide founders from product launch through future stages of company development.

As an angel investor in companies and investment funds, Kremen sits on the board of numerous companies. He also travels frequently to speak on business development, online marketing and capital raising for emerging growth companies. 

Kremen has an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

He enjoys climbing in his free time and has ascended to the highest peak of 23 of California’s 58 counties.

Follow @gkremen on Twitter and visit his website at

Nikhil Sethi

Nikhil Sethi, Adaptly

Nikhil Sethi is the co-founder and chief executive officer of one of the most successful start-ups bred in the Farley Center's NUvention:Web course: Adaptly.

His company, which offers advertising agencies a unified platform to purchase ads across social networks, got its start in 2010 when he met his business partner, Garrett Ullom, during the NUvention course.

Sethi is growing as Adaptly's business leader and visionary, but he's not new to the start-up world. He previously co-founded Blurtt, a service that allows people to make, upload, and send real postcards to friends around the world.

Sethi received his bachelor's degree in in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. While originally from the Bay Area, he currently resides in Manhattan, New York.

Follow him on Twitter @nsethi.