Matt Helt is the Director of Startup Week at Techstars. In this role, Matt works with organizing teams all around the world to host Startup Week in their cities. Startup Week is a free 5-day event for entrepreneurs, founders, service providers and aspiring entrepreneurs that acts as platform to catalyze and celebrate startup ecosystems. This effort is led by local organizers who develop relevant content for their attendees based on the stage of development their ecosystem is in.  

Prior to his work with Startup Week, Matt worked in marketing and advertising for over 15 years, specializing in brand strategy. He also devoted over four years as a volunteer for the DO Lectures USA. As a volunteer, he found his passion for developing community and helping people discover what they are truly passionate about. He currently resides in Omaha, NE, with his wife and two kids.