Matt Helt is the Senior Implementation Consultant for the Ecosystem Development team at Techstars. In this role, Matt works with various groups and stakeholders in cities around to world to help them grow their startup ecosystems through a mix of cultural changes and activities - all of which is informed by an assessment Techstars leads to capture relevant data.

Prior to this, Matt spent almost 5 years as the Program Director of Techstars Startup Week, working with 90+ organizing teams all around the world to host this free, 5-day startup event in their cities. He discovered his passion for community building as a volunteer for the DO Lectures USA. He's currently an adviser to Open Labs, an organization that seeks to destigmatize mental illness. He currently resides in Omaha, NE, with his wife and two kids.