Tech Talks: Access for All


Event Details


Day 1 - September 9, 2022

Hear from forward thinking startups and entrepreneurs with big ideas for big impact, improving lives, and helping to shape a more accessible future for all. 

This lightning talk-style session features Tracey Welson-Rossman of Journal My Health, Nick Madehdou of JumpButton Studio, Deboleena Dutta of Viora Health,  and Rick Nucci of Guru. 

Join us outside in The Courtyard after this session to continue the conversation at the Sparking Spot!

Speaker Information
Tracey Welson-Rossman

Tracey Welson-Rossman

Tracey Welson-Rossman is a sought-after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based software consulting firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz, which was acquired by Creating IT Futures in 2019. She is the founder and CEO of a new startup, Journal My Health, a digital platform for patients with chronic conditions.
Tracey is a frequent commenter on women in technology-related careers and the future of work. She has shared insights and solutions from the stage at SXSW, as a contributor to Forbes, and as a speaker at the Philadelphia Women’s March.
Tracey began her career in retail management and advertising sales, before acquiring child transportation company KangaKab in 2005. In addition to leading the branding and marketing strategy for Chariot, now in its 20th year.

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Rick Nucci

Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He's currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, collaborative knowledge management solution that’s backed by Accel, Thrive Capital, Emergence Capital, FirstMark Capital, MSD Capital, Slack Fund, and Salesforce Ventures. Prior to Guru, Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired in 2010 by Dell, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.

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Deboleena Dutta

Deboleena (Deb) Dutta is the Founder and CEO of Viora Health, a personalized telehealth solution that uses data science, behavioral science, and facilitation to engage underserved populations to better manage their health at home. Deb is an immigrant, 2x time entrepreneur and mom with 20 years of operator experience. She has an MBA  from The Wharton school and an M.S. in Statistics from NC State.
Deb caught the start-up bug as a 5th core team member at a start-up hedge fund. As the only woman on the team until the team grew to 20, Deb structured $700M in financial transactions but soon realized she wanted to be closer to the ground to create meaningful impact. Viora Health's work has received full recognition from the CDC, funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Johnson and Johnson (J&J).

 Nicodemus Madehdou

Nicodemus Madehdou

After immigrating to the United States, Nicodemus Madehdou made his first friend through a computer screen by playing a game called Runescape. He has since been twice honored at the White House during the Obama presidency and cultivated professional relationships. He is now relentlessly working towards his vision of reimagining diversity and inclusion in the games and animation industry while inspiring those around him as co-founder and ceo of JumpButton Studio.

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Paige Gross

Paige Gross is's senior reporter, where she covers technology, startups, entrepreneurship and the innovation sectors in Philadelphia. She's previously covered crime and the criminal justice system for the Star Ledger and in New Jersey. Paige has lived in Philadelphia since she moved from Central PA in 2013 to attend Temple University, and now lives in the Callowhill neighborhood.