Matt Hoey is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) of the Air Force Accelerator powered by Techstars. He brings more than 15 years of experience working as a national security analyst, dual use technology forecaster, and partnership manager in the private, governmental, academic, and non-profit domains.  

Hoey’s dual-use technology research has been featured by the Council on Foreign Relations, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Homeland Security Today (HST) Magazine, The Space Review and many others. His clients have included all US intelligence agencies, overseas embassies, top defense contractors, various groups within the Department of Defense, leading foundations and universities located around the world.

He has also lectured on military space and ballistic missile defense technologies and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Science, Technology and Global Security Working Group, as well as Cornell University, Boston University, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the United Nations.

Additionally, Hoey has held partnership manager positions with the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where he contributed to the curation events, spanning a wide variety of topics, technologies, industry verticals, and domains. In these roles, Hoey managed relationships with over one hundred of the world’s top companies and provided various support services to some of the world’s top academic-based researchers. He is currently a member of the MITEF Cambridge Innovation Series advisory committee.

In 2015 Hoey cofounded the Boston-based startup accelerator and innovation space Canopy City, which was nominated for back-to-back BostInno 50 on Fire awards as a result of its unique model that brought together creative minds from academia, government, industry, finance, startup, and leading non-governmental organizations. 

In his personal life Hoey enjoys spending time with his wife and 10 year old daughter, collecting old magazine and newspapers, Boston history, gardening and general mischief.