Zach Nies is the Managing Director of Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was formerly the VP of Education at Techstars. His whole career has been dedicated to entrepreneurship at startups and inside large companies. He is using that experience guided by his core value of Learn, Do, Teach, Learn to help companies of all sizes successfully bring new products and services to market. Prior to being VP of Education, Zach was a Managing Director for the Boulder Techstars program. Before joining Techstars, Zach was a Chief Technologist at Rally Software where he helped the company grow to a successful IPO. At Quark Software, he was Chief Software Architect and helped develop lead product development that accounted for hundreds of millions in revenue.