Rebecca Lovell

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With more than 20 years of management and operating experience, and over a decade running and supporting startups, Rebecca currently serves as Director at Create33, an entrepreneur center conceived by Madrona Venture Group.  She was previously Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, having progressed through leadership roles in the office, including serving as the City’s first Startup Advocate.  Prior to joining the City, Rebecca was GeekWire’s first Chief Business Officer, Executive Director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, Program Director of the Alliance of Angels, and has been a committed Techstars mentor since the organization’s Seattle launch in 2010.  Rebecca received her MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in 2006, has served on the school’s Employer Advisory Board since 2008, and is currently an entrepreneurship instructor for the Technology Management MBA Program.