John Schnipkoweit is a serial entrepreneur that recently joined the Global Accelerator Network to lead their founder community. Starting his career as an engineer – John has bootstrapped a startup to an exit of over 20 million users with 50 employees as CTO, accelerated a startup through Techstars as CEO and forged partnerships with industry leaders, such as Nike and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. As an advocate for founders, John has been part of a movement of entrepreneurs forging a path for startups in the midwest – leading meetups, facilitating startup weekends, mentoring at accelerators and growing co-working spaces.
John has been a speaker on technology, entrepreneurship and digital health on many occasions, for groups ranging from established business leaders like Rotary and the White House’s Startup America partnership, to startup conferences such as WireMeAwake, Prime Health, EntreFest and Mission Creek ALT. Additionally, John has co-organized and led many informal groups and non-profit organizations, relating to startups, the arts and economic development. He now lives in Denver, CO with his partner in crime, Vanessa, and their precocious 6 month old baby girl.