COLLOQUIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS – The Journey and Stories of a Data Science Entrepreneur – Mallon and Koefoot
COLLOQUIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS
Sean Mallon, Associate Vice President
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
George Mason University
Founder and CEO of PublicRelay
The Journey and Stories of a Data Science Entrepreneur
Monday, February 19, 4:30-5:45
Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
This session will feature conversation between Sean Mallon, Mason’s AVP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Eric Koefoot, founder and CEO of PublicRelay, a venture-backed data analytics and media intelligence startup based in McLean, VA. During the discussion we will explore a wide range of topics, ranging from what inspired the initial business idea, to customer discovery, to product development challenges, to fundraising, to customer acquisition strategies, and much more. This will be a highly interactive seminar and participants are encouraged to come with questions and personal experiences to share.
Sean Mallon Bio: Sean Mallon is Mason’s Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Before joining Mason in 2016, Sean spent many years as an entrepreneur and early-stage technology investor. Sean hold a Bachelor’s in History from Princeton and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Koefoot Bio: Formerly the CEO of U.S. News Ventures, CEO at Five Star Alliance, CFO and later VP Global Sales at Washington Post Digital, Eric is the founder and CEO of PublicRelay and brings substantial media experience and understanding. Eric holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.