Co-Founder & President, Draper Startup House

Daniel Wiegand is the co-founder and President of Draper Startup House, a global entrepreneurial ecosystem including a network of coliving houses and a pre-seed “pop-up” accelerator program. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration, Daniel spent time with HP, the Golden State Warriors and a tech consulting firm. Daniel attended Draper University in 2016 where he won 1st place during his class demo day against 30 other entrepreneurs from across the world. From there Daniel worked with Draper University as a mentor where he helped thousands of young entrepreneurs prepare for demo day and to eventually raise money. From there, Daniel was chosen by Tim Draper to start the Draper Hero Institute, a 501(c)(3), to help provide entrepreneurs with previously inaccessible tools and resources. There he developed and built the Hero Hangout Virtual Reality Arcade and a 30K SQ Ft. Makerspace in San Mateo, CA. Daniel is passionate about helping startups go from ideation to raising their first round.