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With Brad Feld (Founder, Foundry Group), Ian Hathaway (Head of Ecosystems, Techstars), Claudia Reuter (Founder/CEO, Pre-Launch).
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online
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We welcome Techstars executives to share their personal experiences on the value of mentorship to develop entrepreneurial community.
About this Event
We are honored to present an intimate fireside chat discussion with executives from the Techstars community, a founding partner in the Mentor Makers Movement.
Please join us for this very special Mentor Makers LIVE experience. Don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with Brad Feld, Ian Hathaway, & Claudia Reuter!

Topics we will explore include how to:

Make mentorship matters anywhere in the world - Leverage perceived weaknesses & turn them into strengths
Cultivate diversity & inclusion in startup communities by having the confidence to move from ideation to implementation
Advance a new framework for effective startup community building based on the theory of complex systems & insights from systems thinking
Are you an entrepreneur looking for complimentary mentorship or to volunteer your time as a mentor? Join the movement now.

Our Special Guests

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Brad Feld
Founder of Foundry Group
Venture Capitalist, Podcaster, & Co-author of "The Startup Community Way - Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor & entrepreneur for over 30 years.

He lives in Boulder, Colorado & Homer, Alaska with his wife & is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US.

Brad has been an early-stage investor & entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

Brad is a writer & speaker on the topics of venture capital investing & entrepreneurship. He's written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series & writes the blog Feld Thoughts.

Brad holds Bachelor of Science & Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector & long-distance runner. He has completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.

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Ian Hathaway
Head of Ecosystems at Techstars
Investor, Advisor, & Co-author of "The Startup Community Way - Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem"
Ian Hathaway is an analyst, strategic advisor, writer, & entrepreneur, with an interest & expertise in startups, technology, & their impact. He works with leading organizations to produce data-driven insights, develop new products, shape competitive strategies, build customer relationships, & lead global teams. Ian has launched new ventures, helped young organizations get off the ground, & worked with established firms to expand into new markets.

Ian has published for prominent research institutions, universities, businesses, & periodicals, & is co-author of The Startup Community Way, a book on entrepreneurial ecosystems published in July 2020. His research & writing are regularly cited in leading press outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Financial Times, & many others. He is a frequent contributor for outlets such as the Harvard Business Review & The Wall Street Journal.

Ian has advised organizations in the technology & media, startup & venture capital, financial & professional services, & non-profit & public policy sectors on a range of strategic, innovation, analytical, & content-related matters. His clients have included large multinationals, high-growth startups, leading investors & service providers, prominent research institutions & universities, & influential advocacy organizations, among others.

Currently, he leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, which works with entrepreneurs, community leaders, & institutions around the world to support their path towards building better ecosystems. Ian is an active startup advisor, mentor, & investor. He is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution & a board member at the Center for American Entrepreneurship.

Previously, Ian was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank & World Trade Organization, lead innovation initiatives at Bloomberg & Frontier Economics, was an advisor or early employee in Silicon Valley venture-backed startups (successes & failures), founded & sold an analytics & economic advisory firm, & was an adjunct professor at New York University. Ian is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied economics & political economy.

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Claudia Reuter
CEO & Co-founder of a Pre-Launch, High Alpha Company
Speaker, Podcaster, & Author of "Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start Up, Scale Up, & Build The Life They Want"
Claudia Reuter is an experienced entrepreneur & executive & a published author who has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a 2016 Woman to Watch in Science & Technology, & as a Changemaker by HUBWeek. She currently serves as the CEO of Council, a High Alpha Studio company, as a member of the Board of Directors for Lessonly, & as a member of the editorial advisory board for Innovation Leader. She previously served as a GM for Techstars, the Senior Vice President of Digital Services & Labs for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, & was the co-founder & CEO of SchoolChapters

Hailed as a must-read' by the associate director of entrepreneurial programs at Yale University, Reuter's new book, Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start up, Scale Up, & Build the Life They Want is designed to serve as a new manifesto encouraging women to consider entrepreneurship.A graduate of the University of Vermont, Reuter is a lifelong learner & has completed additional coursework in web design, corporate innovation, & rhetoric at institutions including RISD, MIT Sloan School of Management, & Trinity College. She is also a graduate of Lead Boston, an experiential executive leadership program focused on inclusion. Committed to leveraging story-telling as a mechanism to shed more light on what's possible, she is also the creator & host of 'The 43 Percent' Podcast. 'The 43 Percent' has been featured on Apple's New & Noteworthy list, been selected as an Editor's Choice by Himalaya, & featured on Stitcher & NPROne.

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