How Accelerators and Studios Can Build Thriving Communities and Local Economies
The future of work is changing, and smaller communities tend to be left behind in “talent flight.” On this community call, we’ll talk about ways that organizations are using existing resources and building new structures to help companies launch and grow while developing the surrounding community and economy.
Marc Nager, Fund Director, Greater Colorado Venture Fund; Board Member and Rural Sub-Committee, Energize Colorado
Mark Nager is the co-founder of Startup Weekend and former CEO at UP Global (Startup America, Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, and Startup Next). Sold UP Global to Techstars and was the Chief Community Officer there. He has travelled to nearly 50 countries working with startup ecosystem builders and early state startups. Marc is currently on a mission to help find new ways for venture capital and accelerator programs to support founders that don’t fit the traditional VC profile.
Mitch Robertson, VP of Sales and Marketing, Code Fellows
Mitchell Robertson brings over 20 years of experience in industries that span nonprofit, retail, technology, oil and gas, energy, aeronautics, and education to his role as VP at Code Fellows. With two decades of experience in executive leadership, he has successfully navigated the challenges of launching and maintaining a new, highly effective education model in a quickly changing tech industry.