thought leader

Kristin Leutz

Kristin Leutz is the Executive Director at Startup Champions Network and past CEO of Valley Venture Mentors. She is passionate about connecting and supporting entrepreneurship ecosystems to build a stronger, equitable economy for all. As a consultant, Kristin has worked in organizational development, fundraising, and communications for clients such as Women Moving Millions, Forward Cities, …

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Topher Wilkins

Over the course of 2019, I came across a number of people who do absolutely fascinating work in the field of ecosystem building for social change, only they weren’t exactly ecosystem builders in the traditional sense. There was more to conversations with them because in one way or another, they had moved into a position …

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Larkin Garbee

Larkin and I share a long history of working together: From slinging biscuits for the homeless at 20 degrees Fahrenheit to launching several support programs for fledgling entrepreneurs, we have done A LOT. Most recently we had the opportunity to work together at Startup Champions Network (SCN) that she leads as Executive Director.  “Larkin embodies …

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