When you hear that there’s a new company coming to Portland, you always hold hope that they’ll work to use local resources whenever possible. Upon learning that TechStars was coming to town to help Nike, my first fear for the program was that they would be importing all of the talent to run the show. Well, that fear has been allayed.
Portland’s Dylan Boyd has been named the Managing Director of the Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars.
Dylan is a force to be reckoned with in the Portland startup ecosystem. His background includes building global e-commerce initiatives and online business solutions for large corporations and major brands with integrated interactive content and strategy programs. He has received several creative and business awards, including three INC 500/5000 awards. Dylan has been involved in campaign development with top brands like Wacom, Sega, WebMD, Inc/Fast Company, HBO, The Standard, Harland, Kettle Foods, Cinemax, Seattle Seahawks, Adaptu, Microsoft, Zinio, Mountain Hardware, and many others. Dylan was also VP of Growth for Urban Airship. As a mentor to the Portland Incubator Experiment and a board member of many renowned startups, Dylan is well-positioned to impart his entrepreneurial knowledge to our incoming class of startups.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dylan in previous roles at eROI and Urban Airship, as well as having had the ability to call on his insights as a mentor at PIE. I’m both excited and intrigued to see what he can do as part of the TechStars family.
One thing is for sure, it won’t be anything quiet and understated.
Want the chance to work with Dylan in building your startup at the Nike+ Accelerator? Well, you’ve got a few things to add to your to do list.
- Complete your application for the Nike+ Accelerator by February 3.
- Attend the informational meeting and demos for the Nike+ Accelerator (and meet Dylan and the crew), Tuesday, January 29.
- Attend the Google Hangout on the Nike+ Accelerator, Thursday, January 31.
Congrats to TechStars on a great selection. To Nike on a compelling project. And to Dylan on his new role.
For more information, visit the Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars site. Or visit TechStars proper. You can find Dylan as @dtboyd on Twitter.
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Couldn’t have selected a better guy for the post. Well done!
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