Ilana Diamond is the Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear, a top ranked start-up accelerator which provides early stage physical product companies with investment, mentorship and connections. She helps entrepreneurs make rapid progress in product and customer development by leveraging her experience and network, gained from over twenty years of leading and growing companies, from early stage to exit.
Prior to joining AlphaLab Gear, Ilana served as President and CEO of Sima Products, an international consumer electronics accessory manufacturer, which she led to a successful exit. Ilana is an active angel investor and advisor in Pittsburgh’s startup community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Technology Council and TIE Pittsburgh. Previously, Ilana sat on the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association, trade organization that runs the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.