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The Texas Triangle

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Marc Nathan
Egan Nelson, VP Client Strategy

Marc is an experienced leader in the startup community and a consummate connector. He expertly assists companies with fundraising and business strategy, targeting angel investors and venture capital, structuring financing rounds, and general strategic advisory with respect to seed and early-stage fundraising. Marc enjoys facilitating meaningful collaborations between founders and advisors, executives, and service providers throughout several professional ecosystems.

Aisha Lewis (She/Her)
Notley, Director of Strategic Programs
Heath Butler (He/Him)
Mercury Fund, Partner

Heath is a Partner at Mercury Fund where he focuses on investment themes within B2B Software and B2B2C Marketplaces. He manages the firms network platform and works directly with portfolio companies on go-to-market models, business development execution and corporate development strategy. Prior to joining Mercury, Heath co-founded Gestalt Theory Venture Partners, a B2B venture studio and held executive roles as a corporate development executive and fin-tech Div. President at Insperity (NYSE: NSP), the nation’s leading HR outsourcing services provider. Heath received an MBA in Marketing, Texas Southern University and a B.S. in Finance, University of New Orleans.

Outside of Mercury, Heath leverages his serial-entrepreneur experiences to actively invest and mentor entrepreneurs throughout the Houston innovation community, and he is co-founder of Urban Capital Network, a D&I investment platform for angel investors and the venture capital industry,

This session is hosted by General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

We have assembled an exciting panel of Texas startups leaders who will give you the low-down on entrepreneurial activities in their ecosystem! We'll be dishing inside scoop on how the greater Texas triangle startup ecosystem works, including investors, movers and shakers, incubators, hot issues, and more.

This session is intended to help attendees understand the different players in the Texas tech ecosystem, where it’s heading, and which sectors are hot now.