By now you’ve probably heard the news, we’ve got our new Executive Director! Gabriella officially handed the reins of Tech Wildcatters to Molly Cain in early October and we’re now moving full speed ahead. This is a big growth move for us, and we’re just getting started.
You’ll be getting some exciting updates from headquarters in the coming months, but for now, here’s a little from Molly.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Tech Wildcatters team as it enters it’s sixth year. We’re at the perfect place to take a closer look at plans for growth and a little shake-up on the process side of things. So over the past month, I’ve dug in to fully understand where we can improve, where we excel and where we can dive in and try new things – now it’s time to hit ‘go’.
Gabriella has done an exceptional job getting this program to where it is today and I’m looking forward to harnessing that incredible momentum. She put this program on the map – we’re recognized, ranked, established in the community and known world-wide. But five years later, the landscape is different. Where there once were only a handful of accelerators to choose from, companies can now select from hundreds (if not thousands) of programs. And therein lies our opportunity.
So how do we set ourselves apart and remain one of the top choices for companies looking to accelerate? Well, you’ll be seeing our answer to that question over the coming months through a variety of initiatives and program enhancements. Not to mention the caliber of companies we’ll have with us for the Class of 2015, which I’m especially excited to welcome into the family.
Bottom line…we’re going to the next level. Buckle up!
I’d also like to send my personal thanks to our investors, mentors, alums and partners for the warm welcome to this community. I’m so excited to be part of the Tech Wildcatters family and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”