Mike Sandler

CEO, Epiphan

Mike Sandler is a seasoned technology entrepreneur in the web and collaboration technology space. He has more than 17 years of management and software development experience in both private and public high technology organizations.

In addition to his role as CEO & Founder of Epiphan Systems, Mike is also President & CEO of Mediphan Inc., a company that specializes in the capture, broadcast, and recording of VGA or DVI images from medical equipment. Previously, Mike was vice president of research and development at PointShotWireless, where he worked on North America’s first operational mobile wireless platform for trains. In 1999, Mike founded IPMeeting Inc., a software manufacturer that produced best-of-breed virtual meeting and synchronous collaboration applications. IPMeeting was acquired by DWL Incorporated in 2000, which was acquired by IBM in 2005.

Mike began his career working in driver development, Internet, network-based applications, telecommunications and information security during his terms in the Russian Academy of Science, Nortel Networks, Milkyway Technologies, Entrust, Gandalf Technologies, Sterling Software and Alcatel. He later began his own software development business, Epiphan Consulting, which became a leading provider of innovative WindowsCE remote diagnostics tools.

Mike received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and has been guest lecturer in Carleton University.

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"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart