Colman Wolfson

Colman Wolfson

Senior Program Manager–AlphaLab Gear

Cole manages the operations and programming at AlphaLab Gear, as well as providing weekly office hours and mentorship to AlphaLab Gear teams.

Cole is the founder of the B2C retail startup Petagogy, where he led consumer marketing efforts, managed distribution channels, and handled all financial modeling, projections and accounting functions. Prior to joining AlphaLab Gear, Cole was the Business Developer Manager for Innovation Works, where he raised funding from companies, foundations and other sources.

Cole has an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland.

Leah Simoncelli

Leah Simoncelli

Coordinator - AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup

Leah runs the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup, an international pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups. She leads the outreach, marketing, and event management efforts for the US regional competitions, connecting entrepreneurs, angels, VCs, and the startup community across the nation. She also provides support to partners holding Hardware Cup events around the world, including partners in Israel, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and India.

Additionally, she manages marketing for the AlphaLab Gear program, which includes everything from traveling to meet startups around the US to creating and implementing a social media strategy to planning collaborative events in the AlphaLab Gear space.

Kayce Karlo

Kayce Karlo

Hardware Cup Consultant

Kayce coordinates the operations and logistics for the 2021 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup. Prior to joining Alphalab Gear, Kayce worked with some of the nation’s largest events, including Sundance Film Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Jacobs Pillow Dance, and the Pittsburgh G20.