Chris Heivly
Managing Director / Build The Fort, LLC

Chris is one of the nation’s leading experts on launching startups and has been dubbed the “Startup Whisperer.” He co-founded MapQuest, is an angel investor, ran a corporate venture fund and 2 micro venture funds (directed over $75M) and was recently SVP Innovation with Techstars. Chris just released his new book, The Startup Community Builder’s Field Guide for founders, investors and economic development leaders to better accelerate their ecosystem.