I build relationships between startups and corporates so they can prosper together. I focus on teaching startups how to best engage corporate partners. I help our corporate partners create the very best startup engagement engines and drive innovation into their organizations while solving problems in new, disruptive ways. I’ve worked at the interface between some of the most innovative startups in the world and the largest corporate partners for over 20 years. With a small team at Techstars I crafted the first corporate backed, partnership driven, true startup accelerator with the powered by Techstars model and have evolved that model into deep, successful partnerships with corporations like Microsoft, Barclays, Disney, Nike, and Ford. At Techstars I have built a wide variety of engagement models with companies like Google, Chase, Amazon, Verizon, P&G and IBM.