Anthony Millin

Anthony Millin

Anthony Millin is the Chair of NEXT and a trusted legal and business advisor to startup, early-stage and emerging growth companies. As a corporate and securities attorney, a successful serial entrepreneur and a venture capitalist, Anthony brings a unique legal and business perspective to advising his clients. “Anthony has had a tremendous impact on the success of my company since we were in the startup phase,” says Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder and CEO of GoodWorld. “He has not only provided sound and creative legal support, but has also served as a key business advisor throughout the growth of my company.” Anthony understands firsthand what it takes to start, scale and manage a company, to successfully prepare for and run a fundraising process, and to address the legal issues faced by a startup. This background provides him with valuable insights into the legal and business needs of his clients. Anthony has worked closely with a range of angel and institutional investors and helps clients identify real opportunities. He serves businesses across multiple industries including internet/SaaS, technology, biotech, cleantech, edtech, fintech and health care. Another specialized skill set Anthony brings to the table is his China-based experience, assisting early-stage and middle-market companies interested in conducting business in China or seeking direct foreign investment from China. Anthony also serves as a Venture Partner at Urban.Us, a seed stage VC firm. Contact Anthony at

Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus

Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus is the Acting Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office and SunShot Initiative, whichwork to accelerate the market competitiveness of solar energy by targeting LCOE reductions and increased solar deployment. Previously, Dr. Jones-Albertus was SunShot’s Program Manager for Photovoltaics, where she and her teammanagedroughly $200 million in funding to the U.S. National Laboratories, academia and industry to improve PV performance and reliability and reduce manufacturing cost.

Victoria Vasques

Victoria Vasques is the President & CEO of Tribal Tech, LLC, an American Indian woman-owned small business, providing technical assistance, consulting and management services to federal, state, tribal and corporate clients. </br> For more than 30 years, Ms. Vasques has been an advocate for American Indians, leading education reform, health careand advancing energy initiatives.

Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and Director as Office of Technology Transitions. Prior to OTT, Prochaska served as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

Ian Shavitz

Ian Shavitz is the Team Leader of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman’s Environment and Energy Practice Team, and has more than 20 years of experience counseling and advocating for clients on environmental and land use issues associated with developing large-scale infrastructure, energy, and commercial projects; securing federal, state and local governmental permits and approvals; advising sellers, purchasers, lenders, and investors on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate and energy transactions; and advocating for favorable policy decisions and legislation before Congress. Mr. Shavitz’s clients have included corporations, municipalities, developers, investors, state and local governments, private equity funds, and Indian tribes.

Brian D. McCarty

Brian D. McCarty (GS-15) is the Deputy Director of Research and Acquisitions and Chair, Medical Modernization Panel, Office of the United States Air Force Surgeon General. Mr. McCarty is responsible for the execution of $265M medical research and development portfolio. </br> Mr McCarty entered Civilian Service in 2007 as a Supervisory General Engineer in the Program Management Office of the Air Force Medical Modernization Division. He quickly moved into the key programming role as the Chair, Medical Modernization Panel. Through successive reorganizations, Mr McCarty remained as the senior civilian consultant for medical research and acquisition, most recently named as Deputy Director, Research and Acquisitions (2014).

Creede Williams

Creede Williams has significant expertise and long-standing experience on a wide range of energy-related development and finance matters, including development of energy projects, private equity, fund formation, legal issues, engineering and construction, asset management, and capital-raising. Creede’s entrepreneurial instincts and clarity of vision have carried multiple companies through rapid and continuous growth.

Raj Tiwari

Raj is a globally experienced value-driven digital technology futurist/visionary and Health-Tech transformation leader. Raj brings a diverse 23 years of unique global perspective to his work. Raj has shared his expertise cross-industry to fortune 100 corporations and individuals on realizing business values. </br> In recognition of his thought leadership, he is appointed to Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge judge, and consecutive three year in a row (2017/19) to Judge panel of MIT’s flagship Initiative of Digital economy “Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC)”. He is also FORBES Technology Council member and Co-chair of IEEE Future Direction Digital Initiative Committee (IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology)


Jon has over 30 years’ experience in Software industry – and is helping lead US Government Agencies Cybersecurity digital transformation. This entails working with Agency CISO and other C level executives to assess and evolve compliance, operations and SOC tooling to support Agencies transformation to Hybrid Cloud enterprises. Jon’s background includes 5 years working on embedded systems used in military simulation, 7 years with Oracle in a consulting and training role, and over 20 years with Microsoft. While with Microsoft Jon has worked with the Trustworthy Computing group, Digital Crimes Unit, Cyber Defense Operations Center, and as lead Program Manager for 7 Common Criteria evaluations for Windows Phone and System Center Mobile Device Manager.

Raivo Sell

Raivo Sell is a senior researcher (Chart Eng) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He is leading a research group Self-driving vehicles and autonomous systems. His research interest is a mobile robotics, self-driving cars, autonomous systems, IoT and STEM education. He earned his Ph.D in TalTech, Mechatronic System Product Development Methodology on Early Stage. He is managing several innovative projects, like Estonian first self-driving car, Drones for terrain mapping and IoT for education.

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