2020 speakers

York Eggleston


After gaining invaluable experience and honing his skills at leading advisory and principal investment firms such as Booz Allen & Hamilton, Salomon Brothers and Schroeder Ventures, Mr. Eggleston spent the last 20 years creating, developing and commercializing IP.

Under YE Ventures, Mr. Eggleston is a founder of several software development labs that have been successful in the creation of more than 20 innovative ventures including: a pioneering promotions automation firm, Crave Technologies, Inc., a persistent search technology platform and media property, Alertmarks™, intelligent agent shopping tools, computer vision based telematics, a near-time platform for the measurement and prediction of global particulate matter using multiple massive datasets and artificial intelligence. The core technology for those ventures was either developed in-house, via partnership or tech transfer programs with scholars from leading universities such as UMBC, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins and the University of Texas. Mr. Eggleston has continued to look for opportunities to collaborate with some of the best and brightest as he pursues his love of innovative entrepreneurship.

He is the owner of over 2000 domains, a score of trademarks and copyrights and is the inventor or co-inventor on over 15 patents in software systems and methods in areas which include promotion automation, privacy, data transformation and analytics, and personalization. And through those patents in addition to advisory work, Mr. Eggleston has managed the business decisions for practically all major aspects of the patent legal process including – prosecution, enforcement, IPR defense, re-examination, licensing and appeal. As an inventor and entrepreneur, Mr. Eggleston has become increasingly more active in the patent marketplace, including as an IP advisor (co-founded IP Commercialization Labs in 2014) and as an acquirer, aggregator and licensor (with the co-founding of Slingshot Technologies in 2018).

In addition, Mr. Eggleston formerly sat on the boards of Maryland Institute of Science, The Institute for Integrative Health and the advisory boards of the UMBC’s Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, co-founded and is a board member of National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs (NAMDE) and has been a contributor to both academic and commercial journals and publications.

Both a Toigo and Consortium Fellow, Mr. Eggleston has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA Degree with Distinction from Harvard Business School with an emphasis on Finance and Operations.

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