Mentor

Mark Solon

Managing Partner, Techstars

Mark is a Managing Partner at TechStars. Previously, he co-founded and helped build Highway 12 Ventures and has been investing in startups since 1995 when he joined Atlantic Capital Group, a Boston-based private equity firm. He's served on the board of directors of dozens of companies and is the past Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association.

Deeply passionate about Idaho, he's on the advisory board of the College of Engineering at Boise State University and was a founding board member of the Idaho Technology Council. Mark is also formerly President of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise’s fantastic science museum. He shares his thoughts on startups and entrepreneurship at his blog – To Write Is To Think. If it involves dirt, snow or water he's all-in. He also enjoys photography and getting lost in the backcountry of Idaho with his family and friends. More than anything, he delights with his wife Pam in the wonder of watching their two teenagers growing into adults.