MARC NAGER (STARTUP WEEKEND; TELLURIDE VENTURE ACCELERATOR)
Co-Founder of Startup Weekend and former CEO of UP Global and Chief Community Officer at Techstars. Since 2009, Marc has been a leader of the startup movement around the world. He has built and scaled programs that have served more than 300,000 entrepreneurs in over 700 cities and 142 countries around the world. At UP Global he managed a team of nearly 75 people with offices in 5 international locations and oversaw Startup Weekend, Startup Next, Startup Digest, Startup Week, and Startup America. He’s worked with grassroots and political leaders from around the world as well as executives at many FT500 companies around innovation and entrepreneurship. Marc and his work have been featured in many major publications around the world including Entrepreneur, Forbes, TechCrunch, TheNextWeb, The Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, etc. Having grown up in Mammoth Lakes, CA, his love for the outdoors brought him back to the mountains in Telluride and he’s on a mission to help create a more diversified and sustainable economy in a place that affords him the quality of life only found in a place like Telluride.