Mentor

Troy Henikoff

Managing Director, Techstars, Co-founder and CEO, Excelerate Labs, SurePayroll

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 helps manage the FireStarter Fund, teaches Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University, is a Faculty Coach for University of Chicago / Booth’s New Venture Challenge, is on the board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and an advisor to Hyde Park Angels. His last 25 years have been spent starting, running and advising early stage technology companies including SurePayroll, OneWed, Amacai and Jellyvision.