The Greenhorn Team

The Community:

Without the incredible support of the community, Greenhorn Connect would not be where it is today.  We thank all of you that have helped by adding a resource or event to the site, commented on our blog or simply helped spread the word to those that would benefit from what Greenhorn Connect provides.  If you have any ideas or feedback for improving the site, please let us know by submitting your thoughts. Thanks!


The Team:

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Paul Hlatky (@PaulHlatky) - Executive Director - is one of the few comedians interested in marketing, sales and technology. Originally from Queens he moved to Boston to study Marketing, Information Systems and Philosophy at Boston University. He’s worked with start ups since he was sophomore in college and developed a passion for the culture and lifestyle. He’s always excited to meet for coffee and connect with anyone with similar interests to cultivate a better environment for aspiring entrepreneurs. Email:




Ariel Winton (@arielrwinton) is a student at Northeastern University studying Computer Science and Business. In her spare time, she works as the Director of the Entrepreneurship Immersion Program, a student organization powered by the Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club. The program creates meaningful connections between Northeastern students and IDEA ventures to give students a taste of life as an entrepreneur. Last year, she worked on the product team for ChatterMob, an innovative online market research platform. Email:


The Founders: 

Ashkan Afkhami

Ashkan Afkhami co-founded Greenhorn Connect as our first CFO. He has since moved on to become the Director of Channel Sales at Mobiquity, a mobile professional services firm. Additionally, Ashkan is the Founder of Inter-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Accelerator (IDEA) which is a student-run organization that provides business development services and funding for entrepreneurs at Northeastern University. You can learn more about him on his linkedin profile by clicking here.

Jason Evanish (@Evanish) - CFO & Product Lead - is a startup junkie obsessed with how to build great web startups and make the Boston startup community the best it can be. He's practiced the lean startup methodology first at oneforty, then as a consultant and now as Product Manager at KISSmetrics. You can learn more about him on his linkedin profile by clicking here.


Jason co-founded Greenhorn Connect with Ashkan when, upon graduating from Northeastern University, he began navigating the Boston startup community and they saw the struggles in finding out about everything going on. The desire to create a solution for the entire community has developed over the years into what you see today.


The Greenhorn Family New and Old:

Angela Lei, Paul Hlatky, Jason Evanish, Pardees Safizadeh, Ashkan Afkhami, Will Cox