Sonya Hausafus is vice president of Marketing at Techstars, a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. In her role, Sonya is responsible for overseeing all aspects of global marketing, communications and public relations for Techstars’ dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs.

As a startup veteran, Sonya has built and led marketing teams for a number of venture-backed organizations including sovrn, an adtech company (formerly Lijit Networks, acquired by Federated Media Publishing), and StillSecure, a B2B network security company. Prior, she spent almost a decade working for high-tech public relations agency Weber Shandwick.