Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

Monday, Session 3: 12:00–12:40pm

Track 1: Disruptive Startups and Pioneering Brands

Session B: On-Demand Professional Services

Smaller businesses that cannot afford to hire full-time MBAs or attorneys can now access them for a fraction of the cost on an on-demand basis. The advent of on-demand professional services is also allowing more individuals with specialized skills to work as independent contractors. In this session, we’ll hear from venture-backed startups that are using the shared economy principles of vetting candidates and providing peer reviews to create marketplaces for such services.


Matthew Faustman
CEO & Co-Founder, UpCounsel
Patrick Petitti
CEO & Co-Founder, HourlyNerd


Chris Protasewich
Principal, Highland Capital Partners