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January 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Techstars names new Chief Executive Officer

Techstars, the worldwide network helping entrepreneurs succeed and the organization that just released its assessment of the Knoxville region’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, has a new Chief Executive Officer.

Maëlle Gavet, a former Principal at the Boston Consulting Group and later Executive Vice President of Operations of the Priceline Group, assumed the new role last week. She was described in this article as a “leading technology executive and entrepreneur for more than 15 years.” Gavet is also the author of Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It.

Techstars plans to launch one of its accelerators in the Knoxville area by this fall through a partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TVA and the University of Tennessee. The specific subject matter focus is still to be determined.

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