SkyDeck Executive Director Caroline Winnett Selected to Speak at SXSW
Caroline will speak at Startup Village at SXSW 2017 on “The Scientific Methodology for Startup Success”. Her talk will highlight the importance of fostering the talent of entrepreneurs at university- based startups. It’s well known that Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the startup world. What’s less well known is why. Caroline has been researching the phenomenon of the university startups and has found interesting parallels between research labs and startup ecosystems.
In the two years that Caroline Winnett has been Executive Director, she has built upon the SkyDeck network to include 100 SkyTeams, 72 advisors, over 320 active investors, and over 20 campus organization partnerships. The expansion of the SkyDeck program during her leadership has increased the number of startups launching from the program and the number of Advisors and partners engaged with SkyDeck.
Caroline’s background as a serial entrepreneur lends her the ability to speak on her personal experience in a startup. She has been an angel investor and advisor to startups prior to SkyDeck. In between her last startup and joining SkyDeck, Caroline did an Ironman triathlon, which she says was easier than working at her startup.