Joshua Wachs, Managing Partner at Echo & Co., has been merging creativity and technology for the last 27 years. In 1987, after graduating from Emerson College with a degree in Mass Communications, he founded a Massachusetts custom database development and consulting company. For more than 12 years, Wachs was President, CEO, and visionary behind Natural Intelligence, Inc. Known nationally and internationally for its innovative custom technology, Natural Intelligence was recognized for pioneering software in the Java world, creating Roaster, a ﬁrst-to-market Java Development Environment and clean-room virtual machine for the Macintosh. Despite demanding career activities, Wachs is an active participant in a wide variety of community activities. He was an early supporter and contributor to a variety of industry volunteer networks, including The Boston Computer Society. He was a member of the YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Association), is on the Board of Overseers for Emerson College, and was a corporate sponsor of Public Radio. He can be found Tweeting at http://twitter.com/schwachs.