"Thanks to TechSpeak, I went from ZERO knowledge of software development to WINNER of Startup Weekend in 1 week!"

Austin Pantaleo

Founder of FunScout


I have a strong background in software & product development, but I still learned an enormous amount. Even if you are technical and work at a big company, you'll learn tons of practical & innovative concepts that you can put to use immediately in your organization

Ben Vides VP, Strategy Development at Acceller

I feel like I got let in on some deep secrets! It's worth the time and the expense

Julie Thelstad Founder/Entrepreneur Julie Inc

TechSpeak was invaluable and would save any entrepreneur time and money! Few things in life can offer that much in such a short period of time. I spent a lot more time and money on/in college and came out with a lot less than I did from ONE day of class with Nelly!

John Oelze Co-Founder of

This workshop had my mind reeling from day 1 - not just of costly mistakes that could have been avoided but of how I could improve things in my company immediately.

Liz Kressel Founder of Collectors Quest

Armed with TechSpeak information I can now play offense rather than defense. I now know how to hire the right people, ask the right questions and get the technology development and deployment process right from the start.

Meredith Oppenheim Founder and CEO, NurtureMed

I'm in my 3rd year of my software company, TechSpeak would have saved us close to half a million dollars in delays, development costs, and sleepless nights

Eric Dosal Co-Founder of BrightGauge Software

"TechSpeak would have saved my startup tens of thousands of dollars and more importantly 6 months had I attended it a year ago"

Frank White - TechSpeak attendee

Frank White

COO/CFO at CollegeFrog


You will learn everything you need to know to work with freelancers or outsourced workers while focussing on building your core business.

Waqarul Islam Student at Princeton University

Whether a beginner or an experienced tech entrepreneur, TechSpeak can help you understand the inefficiencies in building a startup.

Matthew Jacob Analyst, NYU

This is an entire soup-to-nuts workshop of everything you need to know to build a startup. This workshop would be great for the whole team!

Ivy Eisenberg Lean Customer Research/UX, Our Idea Works LLC

TechSpeak was packed with information, fast, full of energy, and most of all inspiring! I can't wait to jump in and flow forward on my startup.

Yvonne Choy Architect, CES Architecture

If you don't have an app for that, Nelly knows how to develop it. She covers everything from A to Z at TechSpeak.

Cricket Casey Author, More Books Press

Wish I would have taken this years ago. A perfect snapshot of information for starting or launching a product.

Gabe Martin Entrepreneur

TechSpeak was an incredible experience. I've done a 4 month accelerator course, and 80% of the things taught this weekend I was learning for the first time. There wasn't one minute of time wasted.

Sabrina Noorani

Founder of ClearForMe


I rescheduled surgery and missed an important family function to attend with no regrets. I'm sorry that I didn't bring my entire staff!

Susan Perry CEO, Taylannas

My knowledge of technology because of this bootcamp has been so enhanced and I am so much more prepared now to handle a tech startup! I can now speak to developers and have an intelligent conversation and manage them effectively and efficiently.

John Coyne Research Analyst, William Strong Advisors

Thank you for the valuable information! I know this weekend will open many doors. I can't wait to create my prototype and make this organized chaos in my head a reality. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Jessica Ocasio Manager, Mac Cosmetics-Estee Lauder

I love how Nelly explains everything from validating an idea, to hiring the right team, to executing it, in a very detailed fashion...and with many examples taken from all her years of experience.

Pablo Ruiz Co-founder/COO of Infinix Soft

I received so much information from Nelly, I was blown away! Nelly broke the process down step by step. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend and will recommend this workshop to others.

Chantelle Turnbull Freelance consultant

TechSpeak is perfect for bridging the gap between those interested in technology and those who create technology.

Will Sawyer Tech/Media Sales, Studio Now

Even though I have worked in Technology for years, I learned a huge amount of usable advice that I can apply straight away to improve my latest business. I would recommend this bootcamp to anybody either in or contemplating a startup. 

James Sowry

Director, Radix Software


Armed with TechSpeak information I can now talk to developers on a more balanced playing field. It significantly minimizes the confusion by defining all the technology terms and bridges the gap between you and the developers.

Nicole Pagoulatos Software Development at Light Speed Solutions

Overall, this bootcamp has reduced the fear I had of the tech world. I now clearly understand the tech building blocks and the interaction between them.

Gin Gindre Aspiring Entrepreneur

TechSpeak is an exceptionally fun and educational experience. It provides an outstanding overview of how to build a tech business.

Allen Kors Entrepreneur

After TechSpeak, I can now grow my business in a more efficient and scalable way and with confidence!

Ellen A Maloney CEO and Founder, Kit Smith & Co.

I loved all the technical jargon broken down and I feel confident I can have the "appropriate" conversations with the development team. This very information 2 days will arm you with all the tools you need to develop or start a new business

April Chiu Instruction Design/Elearning Developer, Earning Express LLC

Armed with the TechSpeak bootcamp information I can now take chances on developing my ideas without being scared that they will be copied or priced to be developed beyond my means.

Antonio Rodrigues A.J. Rodrigues Group, Inc.

This is a fantastic resource for tech entrepreneurs at ANY stage of development. Unexpected, revolutionary and empowering system to truly take control of the development process and ultimately save valuable time and money

Mai Ling Chan

Founder of YappGuru


Intense and incredibly informative! This is a must for an entrepreneur who is serious about their vision and wants to know what it takes to bring their idea to life.

Terry Yang Entrepreneur

TechSpeak is a fire-hose of information and a comprehensive set of specific actions. It set my business on a rapid course of success.

Rich Mueller VP of Business Development at Widefield Technology

I felt like I got my money's worth in the first 90 minutes of being there...invaluable advice!

Tim Petrella Founder & CEO at Cartful Solutions

My expectations were absolutely exceeded! A ridiculously knowledgable person who can also teach - Nelly is that unicorn!

Petra Lewis Entrepreneur & Writer

This bootcamp EXCEEDED my expectations. I learned what I thought I would learn plus about 5x more. All the online resources were incredible. Nelly is a technology goddess!

Valerie Gurka Project Manger, Inspire Solutions

You will leave TechSpeak with your head feeling an amazing and gratifying kind of soreness. Do it! You'll be glad you did.

Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh Founder of By Kith & Kin

Had I known the information I learned at TechSpeak before, I wouldn't just have a good exit, I would have had a GREAT exit and it would have happened a lot sooner

Josef Ruef

CEO of Mentor at Founder Institute


The best event I've attended in the Silicon Valley so far. Nelly is extremely knowledgable, covers all the core topics in a "to the point" fashion. I feel a lot more confident after taking the class!

Nina Zavrieva Co-founder

TechSpeak was an amazing experience. I was able to walk away with a wealth of information that I can immediately put into practice. This was probably the best investment that I have made in a long time.

Maurice Bess Entrepreneur

You will learn all kinds of resources, tips, and tricks that are incredibly useful to your day-to-day and scaling your business

Julie Ruef Director of Business Dev, Mobile at AOL

TechSpeak provides MBA level information in a condensed (inexpensive) manner.

Mike Regnier Founder of Sumdude, Inc.

The workshop was absolutely inspiring! I feel motivated and empowered to get my startup going, knowing that it is easier than I thought.

Lyuba Kharitonova Marketing Researcher at GameLink

I can't imagine any other way that I could have gotten up to speed on this so quickly. Nelly is amazing!

Annette McClellan Entrepreneur

I'm a developer yet I learned a lot of leadership, CEO things at TechSpeak. This workshop is not just for "non-techie" people, it's also for developers who don't want to remain "code monkeys" for ever!

Shiva Manjunath

Full stack developer & entrepreneur


You simply have to take this program! I have learned an incredible amount! I wish I had an opportunity to take this class before...I would have saved a lot of money and a lot of time.

Deborah Jackson CEO and Founder of JumpThru

Every founder should take this workshop if any component of their business requires technical development

Lowry Davidson Designer/Entrepreneur

Techspeak is a must for any entrepreneur! It's provides insight and must-know tips, covers product and project management techniques, and has a great hands on, interactive approach.

Heather Badower Founder & CEO of Sipurb

This bootcamp EXCEEDED my expectations. It gives a great roadmap to how you should start thinking about your startup and planning.

Arnold Osei-Tutu IT support, Bloomberg LP

TechSpeak decodes the 'black box' of technology. I learned that technology isn't rocket science like some would like you to believe and most of all it was really fun!!

Beth Bostwick ReadyTouch

TechSpeak should be required learning for all aspiring tech entrepreneurs

Josh Adams Founder at Juplix

TechSpeak introduced me to a whole new thinking and approach that applies well beyond just technical projects. I now have a much better sense of what it takes to be a business leader, rather than someone at the mercy of her technical staff.

Nina Kaufman, Esq.

Founder of


You need this course. The savings outrank the cost!

Darrin Grandmason founder DNA on a Shirt

Awesome job in covering all the ins and outs of technology development, deployment, and layman's terms

Tammy Wilkins Entrepreneur

TechSpeak is incredibly empowering and transformative for founders who come from a creative or business background like me.

Dave McLaughlin CEO/Founder Vsnap

TechSpeak is extremely well organized, informative, and engaging. I'm inspired! Nelly is a fantastic ease, informative, precise in her answers.

Claire Collery Property Development, Westfield

I wish I got this knowledge a lot earlier in my career! This bootcamp is a must for any entrepreneur that is working on a startup or plan to start a business or any business person that wants to STAY in business.

Jose Aberg Cobo CEO of Ureach Inc

I flew to Palo Alto for this, and it was worth at least 3x the money spent on the event plus the travel costs. I am SO glad I followed my gut and came to this event.

Monica Borrell Founder of

This program is crucial for anyone starting a tech start-up. Regardless of your experience, you will learn something!

Bianca Kramer



I'm very glad I took TechSpeak! I have a background in science and while I have been a tech user for a long time, I wasn't familiar with how to fill the tech gap while starting my own company. I feel empowered with critical information. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn the tech development process early in their company creation.

Rajnish Khanna Founder of GloFoo

This bootcamp EXCEEDED my expectations. It really teaches you everything about speaking & communicating with the people working on the technical part of your startup.

Hristina Byrnes Manging Editor, PangeaToday

Anyone considering a business involving tech should begin by attending this seminar. It would have saved me thousands of dollars and an inordinate amount of time, frustration, and stress. It is truly invaluable.

Susan Wagner President,

This bootcamp EXCEEDED my expectations. It really teaches you everything about speaking & communicating with the people working on the technical part of your startup.

Marie Sterling Senior assistant to student affairs dean, NYU Poly

Nelly takes highly sophisticated and difficult concepts and explains them in simple language!

Charlotte Bleiberg Real Estate Investor

I feel empowered to make better technology decisions. You demystified a lot of the common myths.

Dea Wilson CEO at Lifograph

I learned tools, methodologies, and processes that will allow me to not only hit the ground running, avoid costly mistakes, but also maximize my time, energy, and resources!

Gisella Walter



TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs ROCKED! It was an information packed workshop and worth every single dime. Simply Excellent.

Myriam Pericles Computer Consultant

TechSpeak is truly the speech therapy for speech impaired business people to understand the language of technology.

Richard Wang Entrepreneur

TechSpeak offered me details problems, pitfalls, resources and solutions in an easy to understand format. I would definitely recommend this program to others

Mary Waldron President/General Counsel at Attorney Now

Nelly is a passionate instructor with the right blend of know-how and ka-pow. She moves the course along to cover all the material, but also allows for other people to share their experience. Nelly provides a warm and encouraging atmosphere for sharing, while moving us along with accelerated learning techniques.

Claudine Woo Entrepreneur

As a startup in the ideation phase, I feel like I’m already ahead of the ball. I recommend TechSpeak particularly for early-stage startups who feel like the tech component is way over their's not!

Anne Gordon Founder at Whippersnippets

I learned much more about managing a technical project in just 2 days than I had learned over the past two years at other various workshops and conferences

Alicia Porrata Marketing Executive at Omisem

Nelly does a great job articulating the business, psychology, and technical issues around building a team and company!

Rosanna W. Leung



Armed with TechSpeak information I now feel confident when building and working with my tech team.

Lara Land Founder Chloe the Yogi

A must do for any web-entrepreneur or digital curious person to learn the soup-to-nuts web processes.

Jaclyn Valero Entrepreneur, EnterTheSpace

Nelly is a wonderful source of information. One of the best trainings I've attended!

Maurice Lopes Executive Director, MEC startup accelerator

TechSpeak provides the essential information every startup and CEO needs to know in a succinct, accessible way.

Christine Burke CEO, Only IN LLC

I've taken courses similar to this one - by far this was the most organized and informational. Nelly was a fantastic communicator and able to break down complex processes into easily digestible lesson plans.

Andrea Weir COO & Founder GlobalTech

TechSpeak really helped me understand how to build a product team and communicate better with them once they are in place

Bonnie Oliva Global Operations Director, Inventure

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