Chris Heivly
Chris Heivly
Chris Heivly,
Techstars
Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR)

"Give first. Pay it forward. That's the underlying heartbeat of a great community."
New Techstars Gig, Moving on from The Startup Factory, ExitEvent

"The gross majority of startups succeed because of hard work not luck."
3 Ridiculous Notions You Need to Grasp Before Starting a Company, Inc.com

Chris Heivly is one of the nation’s leading experts in how to turn startups into multimillion-dollar companies and has been dubbed the “Startup Whisperer.”  For over 30 years, Heivly has worked at the highest levels for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including MapQuest, Rand McNally, and Accenture. He has also personally directed over $75 million in investment capital on behalf of these and other companies.  Heivly served as one of two managing directors of The Startup Factory, the largest seed investment firm in the Southeast. He currently serves as an EIR at Techstars. Chris writes for Inc.com, his blog at heivly.com and published his first book about startups called Build The Fort.  

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