Our Judges

These are our amazing judges that will rate your projects.

James Malley Cofounder and CEO of BeneShip

James is the co-founder and CEO of BeneShip, where he helped develop the Paccurate cartonization engine to help companies save money on shipping. Recently, his focus is forging partnerships with top enterprise software providers, and developing new channels for Paccurate to optimize as many shipments as possible in the ecommerce space. His experience in logistics technology includes TMS systems design, implementation support, and advocacy for sustainable parcel packing. James writes extensively about packing optimization and adjacent challenges on the Paccurate blog and various industry periodicals, and is an active member of several supply chain professional communities.

Alon Grinshpoon Founder and CEO of echoAR

Alon Grinshpoon is the CEO and founder of echoAR (www.echoAR.xyz), a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that provides tools and network infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR/VR apps and content. Alon received his MSc in computer science from Columbia University specializing in computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Alon received his BSc in computer science and electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University specializing in software engineering, computer networks and cyber security. Alon is a former Mellanox engineer, graduate researcher at the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Laboratory of Columbia University, and research and teaching assistant in the fields of computer networks and distributed cloud networks. Alon is a Techstars alum, NYC Media Lab alum, a Startup Leadership Program (SLP) fellow, and member of the Virtual World Society. Alon is a speaker on emerging technologies and has given talks at major AR/VR tech conferences in the US and Israel.

Pat Powers CTO of BeneShip

Pat Powers co-founded BeneShip in Cambridge in 2008, and as CTO he has architected all core product since. Prototyping the cartonization engine Paccurate as a pet project during a drought of client work in 2014, Paccurate rapidly took over the company's focus as it became a leader in solving real-word packing problems. Outside BeneShip, Pat has over fifteen years of software engineering experience, has served as an advisor for startups, and consulted in application design, analytics, adtech, and medical research—the latter with Mayo Clinic, developing computer vision models for cancer diagnosis.

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