Kelly Fryer is the Program Manager for Techstars' FinTech accelerator - the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars in New York City. Acting as COO, she recruits & selects top companies, oversees all activities in the accelerator program, and engages with founders to drive them toward success. She loves working with entrepreneurs to better understand their customers, develop an ideal business model, and find the talent to make the company a success. Kelly is especially interested in helping diverse founders to get access to the resources they need.
Prior to Techstars, Kelly received her MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where she focused on Corporate Innovation strategies and Venture Development. She ran the university's Hoosier Hatchery and incubated a new line of business for Direct Supply Company. Kelly also spent several years running the custom index business for Bloomberg LP and building out their professional development strategy.