Sam Salisbury is the Director of Artist Relations for RootMusic, creator of BandPage, the #1 music application on Facebook. Sam has led the charge to adopt over 500,000 bands/artists/musicians to the BandPage platform and continues to provide meaningful value by strategizing digital campaigns for some of the largest musicians in the business.
Prior to RootMusic, Sam has worked in collaborative promotion with NBC Sports, All-American Rejects, Jay-Z, AT&T, Skullcandy and has produced/promoted successful events including: the The Fray, OneRepublic, Paramore, 311, Dashboard Confessional, Third Eye Blind, and Snoop Dogg.
Deepak Chopra is a physician and writer. Chopra has taught at the medical schools of Tufts University, Boston University and Harvard University. He became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH) in Massachusetts before establishing a private practice. In 1985, Chopra met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who invited him to study Ayurveda. Chopra left his position at the NEMH and became the founding president of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and was later named medical director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center.Chopra has written more than 65 books with 19 New York Times bestsellers. His books have been translated into 35 languages and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Tim is a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund, focusing on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, social media, eCommerce, and AdTech in the US and China. Tim’s venture investments have generated more than $1.3B in M&A exit value, and he was named on the Forbes 2011 Midas List of Top Dealmakers. Previously, Tim was a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, where he led NVP’s investments in AdChina, PCH International, All Reach Media, Lumos Labs, Basis, Badgeville, Brite Semiconductor and Bionic Panda.
Tim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an MS in electrical engineering/system engineering as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Tim is also an accomplished musician and currently performs with BlackMahal (http://www.blackmahal.com) and Coverflow.
Cantora was born a record label and evolved into an entertainment fund that invests in bands, startup technologies and live event properties. Cantora is known for signing bands like MGMT, investing in early stage tech like Sonic Notify, and for creating live experiences like Smartwater’s immersive music-tech Smartlounge. Cantora also oversees tech partnerships and strategy for acts like Wu Tang Clan’s GZA.