Founder of home security startup Blink to speak about tech disruption in Burlington
The event is hosted by EMBOLDIA at Karma Birdhouse as part of Innovation Week.
Founder of home security startup Blink to speak about tech disruption in Burlington

As part of Innovation Week, EMBOLDIA will host its final panel of the year featuring Stephen Gordon, CTO and Founder of Blink, and Marc Bolh, CEO and Founder of Ascendo. These successful entrepreneurs will lead a discussion surrounding “Pathway to Disruption: Take No Prisoners.” 

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A. And it’s not an EMBOLDIA event without the infamous ”Shameless Plugs”, a no-holds-barred 2-minute opportunity for attendees to share current business concepts, garner interest for investment opportunities, seek collaboration or engage with potential employees or employers.  

Where: Karma Birdhouse

When: October 18, 6pm – 8pm

Register here for this free event. Cash bar.

Led by a founding team with multiple successful exits, Blink is the completely wireless home security camera that sends motion-activated alerts & HD video to your smartphone. Blink was introduced to the world through a successful Kickstarter campaign with nearly 7,000 backers and over $1M in pledges in under six weeks, making Blink one of the top crowdfunding technology campaigns at the time. Stephen Gordon of Blink has 20+ years in Silicon Valley and Boston leading startups and major tech companies such as Broadcom, Siemens, and Oak Technology (now Qualcomm). His technical expertise in video processing, imaging, and embedded real-time systems has garnered him over 30 patents, and he won an Emmy Award in 2008 for his role in the H.264 High Profile video compression standard.

“I’m excited to be invited to speak during Burlington’s Innovation Week,” says Gordon. “I look forward to learning more about what’s clearly a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.” 

Investor and entrepreneur Marc Bolh of Ascendo will moderate the discussion. Ascendo publishes the VidaLingua brand of language learning apps and DataVault, a leading password manager for mobile devices. Marc is also the founder of PhraseMates, a social networking app for language enthusiasts.  Prior to starting Ascendo, Marc worked as a sales director for Openwave, Microsoft, and Oracle, based in Paris, France.


EMBOLDIA is an entity that brings together the collective brainpower and vision of entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, academics and professional advisors. Its mission is to connect attendees with clients to stimulate meaningful dialogue and promote relationship development that will ultimately have a measurable impact on Vermont’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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