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Mitch Jacobson (He/Him/His)

Mitch Jacobson LaunchPad mentor
Company/Title:
Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad, Austin Technology Incubator & SW I-Corps Node at UT
Specialties:
general, fundraising, clean tech, sustainability, sales, networking

LinkedIn | Mitch is the executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the director of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)—the university’s business and technology incubator and the ED of the SW I-Corps Node at UT. As the past director of the Clean Energy Incubator at ATI, Mitch helped build the $2.5B cleantech ecosystem in Central Texas over the past eoight years. He has over 20 years in the tech world in executive sales positions at Dell and Tech Data. He is the founder of the Eyes of Texas Partners Angel Group. In 2016, he was named “Mentor of the Year” in Austin by the Young Men’s Business League and the Young Women’s Alliance as part of Austin Under 40.

Ask me about: General questions about entrepreneurship & innovation at UT and the Austin Startup Community, the fundraising process, business models, managing people, and sales