Founded: January 1, 2016
City Director: Jen Singh
Dates: Atlanta meets on the third Wednesday each month from 6:45-9:30 pm, but our location changes.
With over 5 million inhabitants, the Atlanta area hosts a fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Entrepreneurs foster innovation, development, and growth and naturally, they also face difficulties. We believe that collaboration serves an important role in helping organizations overcome challenges. House of Genius in Atlanta is delighted to connect challenges from the real world to a diverse array of problem solvers, fostering disruptive thinking, supportive input, and creative new ideas. We are committed to diversity among panelists and presenters and we support initiatives at all stages of their growth.
From strategy to execution, Jen makes innovative ideas become product realities. As Senior Director within the Digital Identity Solutions group, she is currently incubating a new business of identity verification services for Thomson Reuters. Jen currently leads Product Management and Strategy, focusing on aspects such as commercial strategy, business development, product strategy, partnerships and go-to-market strategy for the new proposition. Jen formerly was a member of Thomson Reuters’ corporate innovation team where she built numerous products using emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, internet of things, blockchain, virtual reality, natural language and others. In her spare time, Jen is a weather nerd, an adoptive parent of sea turtles and a big fan of group fitness.
Han Pham heads up operations at Hotshot, a digital learning startup for lawyers. She is also a lawyer with a career in corporate strategy and a passion for start-ups and social enterprises. In addition to organizing House of Genius Atlanta, she serves on the board of the Global Village Project, a unique middle school for refugees girls who have had their education interrupted, and volunteers for Her Term, which recruits and supports progressive women for political seats in Georgia. In her free time, you can find Han, her husband, and two kids hanging out in their massive garden, munching on produce.
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Kendra Ward is the Co-founder and COO of unboXt, Inc., a data analytics company that helps managers create positive employee experiences. Their predictive software helps leadership identify why employees are leaving, and how to stop or reduce turnover by creating desirable work experiences.
Outside of work, Kendra is very passionate about developing the leaders of tomorrow. This passion has led her to teach over 170 students the basics of computer science at the University of La Verne with STEAM Coders. Kendra believes herself to be extremely fortunate and continues to give back in her free time to help kids discover the power of exposure.
Dustin has been involved with startups, emerging-growth, and high-growth companies throughout his entire professional sales career. From an individual contributor to running enterprise sales teams, he’s helped create captivating cultures and winning teams. He made it to Atlanta via Cleveland and Chicago 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Additionally, he’s a self-proclaimed global traveler, music & podcast junkie, movie savant, political wonk and space nerd.
Twanna is a self-described millennial-minded, GenX’er who leverages her brand marketing expertise to build stronger products, campaigns, communities, and experiences. As the Vice President of Brand, Content and Strategic Initiatives for the Atlanta Beltline, she works with the executive team to amplify the global voice and appeal of the Beltline. In 18 years of branding and marketing, Harris has led The Coca-Cola Co.-branded initiatives for multiple agencies and has worked for some of the largest global brands and nonprofits, including The Procter & Gamble Co., PepsiCo Inc. and United Way Worldwide
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Rhea Perkins serves as the Program and Operations Manager for CREATE-X. She is excited about entrepreneurship and enjoys helping college students view starting a business as a viable career option. Prior to Georgia Tech, Rhea attended Arizona State University where she received her BS degree, fell in love with Miami while completing her MS degree at Florida International University, and learned to eat crawfish while at Louisiana State University pursuing her PhD degree. Rhea absolutely loves Atlanta and enjoys the beltline, yoga, and trying new local restaurants!
Jyotsna is an engineer turned sales & marketing specialist who is passionate about growing technology companies in fast-paced environments. She currently leads business development and growth initiatives at Tyrannosaurus Tech, an innovative software, mobile app development & design company in Atlanta. She works with small businesses, startups and enterprise clients, leveraging technology to solve complex business problems and create unique digital experiences. Previously, Jyotsna led sales and marketing for a Harvard-incubated startup that helps companies gain value and deep insight from emerging technologies such as deep learning, AI, blockchain, and big data. She loves all things Atlanta, food, fashion and board games. In her free time, you will find her cooking up spicy culinary delights for her husband and friends or plotting her next Catan victory.
Atlanta meets on the third Wednesday each month from 6:45-9:30 pm, and our location changes.