Where 2.0 Launch Presentations

Hamid Schricker (Fwix, Inc.), Jacek Grebski (Badger Media Inc.), Lukas Biewald (Weights & Biases), Maria Zhang (Propeld, Inc.), Jeffrey Martin (360cities.net), Kris Kolodziej (Verizon Wireless), Benjamin Sann (BestParking.com)
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These back-to-back 5-minute launch sessions showcase companies and products debuting at Where 2.0. Come hear what’s new!


Presenter: Hamid Schricker


Presenter: Jacek Grebski


Presenter: Lukas Biewald


Presenter: Maria Zhang

360 Cities

Presenter: Jeffrey Martin


Presenter: Kris Kolodziej


Presenter: Benjamin Sann

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Hamid Schricker

Fwix, Inc.

Hamid Schricker drives all, but not limited to, the product marketing initiatives at Fwix, which is organizing all of the world’s information by location. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a Masters and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and UCLA, respectively.

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Jacek Grebski

Badger Media Inc.

Jacek is the Co-Founder of Badger a location based social picture sharing platform that groups content around interest.

He has extensive experience in marketing, business model design, strategy formulation, implementation & planning from his time at Survival Guide Media; he was directly responsible for the creation of a joint mid cap property fund initiative for the City of New York and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He is the founder of the entrepreneurship resource website f3fundit and is the co-creator of the “Next Top Startup” global entrepreneurship competition. He currently resides in New York and is the COO of Mobile Location Based startup Badger

Jacek holds a MBA from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, and an undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Lukas Biewald

Weights & Biases

Lukas Biewald is the founder and chief data scientist of Weights & Biases, a data enrichment platform that taps into an on-demand workforce to help companies collect training data and do human-in-the-loop machine learning. Previously, he led the Search Relevance team for Yahoo Japan and worked as a senior data scientist at Powerset. Lukas was recognized by Inc. magazine as a 30 under 30. Lukas holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Stanford University. He is also an expert Go player.

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Maria Zhang

Propeld, Inc.

Maria Zhang is Founder and CEO of Propeld Inc, a “big data meets mobile” startup based in Seattle. The Propeld Platform provides a cloud based solution to enable an enriched, personalized, location-based experience for mobile consumers.

Maria has 15 years experience in designing and building large-scale machine learning and data mining systems to bring value to millions of individual consumers. At Microsoft, Maria led the Personal Relevance team for MSN content. At Zillow, she led teams responsible for ad targeting and data integration, warehousing, processing, and mining.

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Jeffrey Martin


Founder of 360cities.net the world’s largest network of user-generated, georeferenced 360º imagery. We have thousands of vetted, high-quality members contributing content in over 110 countries. 360Cities has an ever-widening global distribution platform, including partnerships with Google Earth, Nokia, and Microsoft.

I am interested in meeting potential partners who would benefit from inclusion of 360Cities’ georeferenced 360º imagery.

As a hands-on advocate of such imagery, I have created a few remarkable examples of 360º gigapixel imagery, such as London 80 Gigapixels and the Strahov Library 40 Gigapixels

Kris Kolodziej

Verizon Wireless

Kris Kolodziej is the Associate Director of Product Management & Marketing at Verizon Wireless, driving various location services programs and products. Kris has been in the LBS and geospatial field for over a decade, during which he was responsible for product and business innovation for Silicon Valley startups as well as large companies.

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Benjamin Sann


BestParking is a leading provider of parking information, pricing, and reservations. Parking data is distributed via BestParking.com, BestParking mobile applications, our API, and strategic relationships with Google and Microsoft. The service has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, NY Daily News, Associated Press, Inc. Magazine, NY Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, Fox 5 News, CBS News Radio, WNBC, Yahoo.com, MSN.com, MSNBC.com, and numerous other media.

  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation

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