Pipeline/Acceleration @ 500 Startups
Chris came into the startup world via Eastern Europe, where he lived for much of the last 15 years. After helping run an accelerator in Estonia, he co-founded a micro-fund in Hungary. Upon returning to the US, he moved to New York, and in the last few years has worked in startup corporate collaboration, ran the NYU Data Future Labs program, and then was the lead for IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program for the East Coast. He currently works on the acceleration and investment pipeline for 500 Startups, while creating innovation programs for PWC.
Chris is a passionate cook and lover of superhero movies. He’s been left for dead in the desert in Jordan, pulled a corpse out of a plane in Oregon, and stumbled onto Korean television.