Co-Founder & CEO, Draper Startup House

Katie Russel is the Co-founder and CEO of Draper Startup House, a global entrepreneurship ecosystem including a network of co-living houses and a pre-seed “pop-up” accelerator program. She previously led Business Development and Marketing at Draper University and was an investor with Draper U Ventures, focusing on pre-seed founders. Katie comes from the tech world previously working at Facebook as an Ad Analyst and at RetailMeNot in Product Operations. She is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to take the big jump into creating their own companies and opening up the world of entrepreneurship to everyone.