Chelsea brings more than 15 years of experience working with organizations that deliver innovation through technology. She has built strategic partnerships with stakeholders in both the public and private sector from early-stage start-ups to technology incubators to state government and elected leadership. Chelsea has participated in the launch of several entrepreneurial companies including NewsTaco, an online news site for Latinos; FlashValet, a mobile/web application that combines convenience with valet parking; and Vidamerica, an innovative retail company that delivers community-based services. Chelsea is the former Marketing Director for MPOWER Labs, a double bottom-line research/development incubator and business accelerator whose mission is to empower the world’s underserved. While at MPOWER, she also served as founding Program Director for RISE – an annual conference series dedicated to connecting and inspiring entrepreneurs.