Start Co. Leaders Heading to Coasts


(Memphis Daily) The leadership of Memphis’ Start Co. organization is fanning out to both coasts next week – looking to, among other things, exchange best practices and to spread a little taste of Memphis along the way.

Some of the group is heading to the San Francisco area for a “Demo Day”-type event at the 500 Startups organization. Meanwhile, Start Co. vice president of diversity Al Pickett will head to Washington on behalf of the Global Accelerator Network and the kickoff of the Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund, which awarded Start Co. $50,000 earlier this year.

The Start Co. contingent heading to the West Coast includes founder and CEO Eric Mathews and president Andre Fowlkes as well as the group’s community manager Hillary Quirk and its intern. They’ll be joined by eight teams from Start Co.’s acceleration programs – four teams that graduated from the Seed Hatchery accelerator, three of the Upstart accelerator teams and the startup Musistic, which graduated from the Start Co. program last year.

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