Troy Henikoff is the Managing Director of Techstars Chicago.Troy was the CEO and Co-founder of Excelerate which became Techstars Chicago in 2013. Additionally he is a Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners - an early to mid stage technology fund, teaches Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University and is on the board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. His last 25 years have been spent starting, running and advising early stage technology companies including SurePayroll, OneWed, Amacai and Jellyvision.

When not helping entrepreneurs, he can be found cycling, sailing, snowboarding or doing other fun outdoors stuff with his family.