Meet The founders
President and Co-founder
VenturePad's founder/president is Chris Yalonis, longtime Marin entrepreneur with 30 years in software development, marketing research and customer development. Chris is a founder team member of 6 start-ups (pre-IPO Autodesk marketing team, Survey Monkey platform co-architect, SaaS, professional services) & advisor to dozens more. Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin Co-Chair.
VP of Marketing and Co-founder
A polyglot with a greenMBA from Dominican, UC Berkeley alum and a Marinite for 39 years - previously led marketing & operations with Marin’s former leading accelerator Venture Greenhouse; past consulting clients include Earth Day Marin, LIFT Economy, Permaculture Consulting, CCEnergy, Daily Nutra & the BUSD. He also volunteers for TEDxMarin, Sonoma Sustainable Enterprise Conference, Greenermind Summit. Conference Organizer and advisory board member for Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin.
The VenturePad Team
Director of Programming
Michael is a social architect for healthy organizations, helping to define and meet targets by engaging workforce in the design process. Michael plans VenturePad’s Lunch & Learns, workshops, and networking mixers.