The Milestone Makers Program Rings the Opening Bell

Date & Time Dec 10, 2019 9:15am - 9:31am
Location Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard Street San Francisco


Launched in 2016, Milestone Makers is a program that selects a small cohort of entrepreneurs to receive individualized business mentoring, coaching, training, and resources. The goal is to help entrepreneurs set, hit, and celebrate milestones critical to company growth.

Pam Kostka, CEO of All Raise, rang the opening bell remotely from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco (the Center), alongside our Fall 2019 cohort - graduating class of entrepreneurs from the 12-week Milestone Makers program.

Pam Kostka is the CEO of All Raise, a startup nonprofit on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. Pam is a seasoned CEO with 24 years of experience as a startup operator. Her specialties are defining go-to-market strategies and implementing operational processes that allow startups to effectively scale to successful exits. Most recently, she was CEO of Loop, a local community mobile app. Previously, she served as CEO of Bluebox Security, interim CEO and CMO at VirtuOz, SVP of Marketing and Sales for Sabrix, and CEO and Co-founder of Visiline, Inc. She has also held executive and senior marketing roles at software companies such as Arena Solutions, Connect, and Extensity.

Pam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, summa cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross and her MBA from Harvard Business School. A lifelong cyclist, runner, and outdoor adventure seeker, she enjoys Bay Area trails with her husband, Yuri, and daughter, Rae.

Milestone Makers is a first-of-its-kind program awarded to a group of entrepreneurs representing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, company sizes, stage of development, capital and industry.

Supported by the Center’s extensive network of experience and expertise, each founder has a coach, acting as a sounding board, and 3-4 business mentors. Graduating entrepreneurs will also return to the Center to teach future classes of Milestone Makers.

These inspiring entrepreneurs are bringing much needed solutions to a range of industries from medical to logistics, social enterprise and so much more!

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