Avi is the founder of crowdfunding platform Seedfeed. He is also the Chairman, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Big Fuel, a pure-play social media agency built for the needs of large brands. In addition to being the author of Content to Commerce: Engaging Consumers Across Paid, Earned and Owned Channels, in 2012 he was named President of the Cannes Lions Branded Content Jury. Prior to founding Big Fuel, he was a television producer, creating and developing breakthrough entertainment programming.
Jonathan Parry is the Director for Genius NY, an in-residence business accelerator program at The Tech Garden in Central New York that goes beyond substantial direct investment. In addition to three grand prizes of up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000, the program also offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe.