We're pleased to announce that Kate Brodock will be working with us at StartFast this year. Kate will focus on marketing and communications, as well as continue as a mentor for the third year in a row.
Kate is the Director of the W2O Group Center for Social Commerce at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and has a background in marketing strategy and social media marketing, having started the social media marketing firm, Other Side Group, in 2008 after graduate school. Additionally, she's worked as Executive Director of Digital and Social Media for Syracuse University and in product marketing at Bose.
Kate has a long history in entrepreneurship and technology, most notably through her leadership as President of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit for women in technology and entrepreneurship. Kate has been involved in the organization for six years, and now leads, with the Founder, the worldwide network of 30+ chapters, including the local CNY Chapter. Prior to that, she spent a significant amount of time in the startup community in Cambridge MA, having entered the "Real World" through a position at a small tech transfer firm and continuing her involvement – as employee, co-Founder, mentor, coach or Founder - from there.
Kate, a Syracuse native, is heavily involved in the entrepreneurial space regionally as well as nationally and internationally, and is looking forward to increasing her activity with us at StartFast while we continue to grow.
You can learn more about Kate on her site and can connect with her on Twitter.
Please help us welcome Kate aboard!