Chris Shipley – Co-executive Producer of the DEMO conference, Founding Partner and Chairman of Guidewire Group, and AlphaLab Advisor – dropped by AlphaLab last week to visit with us and share some of her insights. Chris is a native Pittsburgher but lives in California so this visit was quite a treat. We knew Chris would be in town but only found out that morning that she would be able to spend the afternoon with us
so we got together a group of AlphaLab companies and neighboring Innovation Works’ portfolio companies together last minute to meet with her. Participating companies gave their elevator pitch and Chris asked them questions and shared her thoughts on their products. Given Chris’ 20 years of experience working with technology companies (and the fact that she works with about 500 companies a year), this was greatly appreciated advice. We hope she visits us again soon!