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About Alpha

Founded in 2005, Alpha is an invite-only networking community for founders, CEOs, and leading technology influencers. The idea is simple: to create an environment where leaders in tech can connect and collaborate with their peers in a private setting where they can speak candidly. Alpha curates events that foster strong professional and personal relationships. We bring together the brightest people on a subject, theme or technology trend and let them decide where to take the conversation. Alpha hosts 60 events per year across 7 cities (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Boston and Chicago).

Established in 2005

1500 members across 7 cities

60 events per year covering a broad range of topics

7 advisory boards

Boston Chicago Los Angeles New York San Francisco Seattle Toronto
Events with a Purpose
Events with a Purpose
Events with a Purpose

Events with a Purpose

Alpha focuses on events that will give something back to the tech founders, CEOs and executives: a new board member, mentor, investor or partnership.

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Alpha is Unique
Alpha is Unique
Alpha is Unique

Alpha is Unique

Alpha is different because our network is elite. Our founders, CEOs and executives join together to create a powerful network that is one of their biggest resources. Our advisory boards continue to help the Alpha team cultivate the community, ensuring quality of the membership remains top notch. Alpha is where founders and CEOs connect, create and learn from one another.

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Team

Eric Chin

Eric Chin

Co-Founder

Eric Chin

Eric is a MGP at Crosslink Capital and co-founder of Alpha —the entrepreneurial networking club for more than 1,500 Founders and CEOs. Prior to Crosslink, Eric was a partner at Bay Partners. His startup experience includes co-founding WebSpective (INKT) and TelASIC Communications (MTI). Eric holds a BA from Dartmouth and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Eric Chin

Co-Founder

Mike Jung

Mike Jung

Co-Founder

Mike Jung

Mike is a co-founder of Alpha and founder and Managing Director of Founders Circle Capital, a growth stage technology investor that provides secondary liquidity for founders, early employees and investors. Mike has been a venture investor for over 10 years at Panorama Capital and JPMorgan Partners. Mike holds a BA from Berkeley and a JD and MBA from University of Michigan.

Mike Jung

Co-Founder

Emily Gonsenheim

Emily Gonsenheim

Director of Alpha

Emily Gonsenheim

Emily joined Alpha in 2012 and focuses on sponsor relations, curating membership and coordinating 60+ events per year for the Alpha Network. Emily was previously a preschool teacher in New York City. When not working, you can find her spending time with her family, running, practicing yoga, and enjoying the outdoors.

Emily Gonsenheim

Director of Alpha

Allie Kerr

Allie Kerr

Head of Community

Allie Kerr

Allie joined Alpha in 2017 and focuses on marketing, community relations and coordinating 60+ events per year for the Alpha network. Allie was previously a Marketing, Operations and IR Associate at Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm in Chicago. Outside of work, you can probably find her at Barrys Bootcamp, or enjoying the sunshine in wine country.

Allie Kerr

Head of Community

Our Sponsors

Silicon Valley Bank
Orrick
Trinet
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