The DSH Team has the industry experience to identify the best talent in the world, as well as the tools, resources and experience to help accelerate portfolio companies to reach unicorn status.

Whether you’re attending a DSH Pop-Up Experience or our full Accelerator program in Austin TX, our team will be on hand to help guide you through the process.

From our program manager, Summer Vaughn, to DSH founders, Katie Russel and Daniel Wiegand, and the rest of the DSH team, you can expect that every DSH program will incorporate top speakers and provide valuable tools and connections for startups looking to grow their companies.

Those accepted into our Accelerator program are guaranteed funding up to $100,000. Our team also supports founders post-completion of our Accelerator program.

DSH Leadership

Katie Russel

Co-Founder & CEO, DSH USA; General Partner, DSH Accelerator

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.

Daniel Wiegand

Co-Founder & President, DSH USA; General Partner, DSH Accelerator

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.

Tim Draper

Founder & Managing Partner, Draper Associates

Tim Draper founded Draper Associates, DFJ and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds. He funded Baidu, Tesla, Skype, SpaceX, Twitch, Hotmail, Focus Media, Robinhood, Athenahealth, Box, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC and 15 other unicorns at the seed stage.

Pitch Please: DSH Podcast

Listen to previously closed conversations between investors and entrepreneurs to gain insight into how startups pitch their companies and how venture capitalists ask their questions.

Draper Startup House

A global network of physical spaces for entrepreneurs to live, stay, learn and connect.

DSH Accelerator Events

Plug into your local network by attending our entrepreneurial focused events, workshops and more.