Jason is the Managing Director of the Startup Institute and part of the startup ecosystem as a founder, board member, advisor, mentor and investor. Jason is active as a mentor across the Techstars network. He’s previously helped found PerkStreet Financial, Britemoon and US Genomics. He is an investor in Blacksmith Applications, Blueleaf, Fundly, Helpscout, Seahorse Biosciences and Zagster. He is also the past President of the Massachusetts’s Service Alliance and advisor to City Year

Jason was previously a founder of PerkStreet Financial, a Managing Director of the venture firm Rock Maple Ventures and a consultant / interim executive for early stage companies as a Managing Director at Acceleration Partners. Previously, Jason was a founder and served as the Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Genomics, a venture-backed developer of ultra-high throughput sequencing technologies and an interim executive / board member of Britemoon (an email marketing company acquired by ClickTactics).