Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Elevate Ventures, and Electric Works developers Cross Street Partners have engaged Techstars to develop a Road Map to accelerate the growth of our region’s startup community. Leading the process on behalf of Techstars is Chris Heivly, co-founder of MapQuest and a champion of Raleigh/Durham’s tech community.
Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams are able to connect to other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners that will help their companies grow.
About Chris Heivly, Techstars Lead for the Fort Wayne Road Map
Chris is an early-stage investor and entrepreneur. He co-founded MapQuest, managed a $25M corporate venture fund, and has led various early-stage companies as CEO/COO. He is also a co-founder of The Startup Factory, a five-year, Techstars-like accelerator. In 2009, Heivly used the formative elements of Techstars’ model to build the Raleigh/Durham startup ecosystem. Today, Raleigh/Durham is one of the nation’s best high-growth communities with thousands of startups, early-stage capital, and more than $1B in exits over the past five years. Chris recently joined Techstars to leverage collective experiences to help communities optimize their ecosystem goals.
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