Rachael is a builder. She loves turning big, messy startup problems in to well-oiled machines. As the "COO" of Techstars Chicago, she makes the wheel turn in our efforts to find, help, grow, and fund the best founders. She's been with Techstars since January 2016.

Rachael received a JD from Pritzker School of Law and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in 2017. She studied operations, analytics, startups, and startup law. In her free time, she lifts weights then blows all her progress on baking sweets or trying new recipes. If there is a new technology or industry she's not familiar with, she'll get lost in the topic for weeks like most, less nerdy, people binge Netflix shows. 

Got an idea or big, hairy problem? Reach out anytime.