Vice President of Startup Programs leading the team supporting early stage startup ecosystem development including Startup Weekend, Startup Week and Startup Digest. Prior to to becoming VP was Director of Program Operations for Techstars Accelerator and Startup Programs. Previously, CMO at Startup Weekend and CEO at Seattle 2.0 (acquired by GeekWire). Prior to tech was award-winning journalist for many years in Seattle and Denver with network coverage for CBS and CNN.