Karina is the Director of Techstars Anywhere. Prior to that Karina was the the Global Director of Startup Next, Techstars pre-accelerator program. Prior to that she was an EIR at Techstars Boston. Prior to that Karina was the co-founder and COO of Fábrica de Startups accelerator in Lisbon where she spinned off 6 national and international programs and worked with +90 startups that raised over €30 mio in capital. Karina started her career in marketing at Kellogg's and later worked with other FMCG Fortune 500 companies. In 2009 Karina founded Glutone, a waste management hardware solution for fast food chains.

Karina has a B.S. in Business Administration and holds Masters in Strategy and Innovation from Catholic University of Lisbon and in Marketing from Korea University. Karina has lived in Brazil, Europe, South Korea and is now based in Boulder, Colorado. When not spending time with founders, you’ll find her in the mountains, playing tennis or visiting temples.