Cliff Holekamp: Startup Founder, Educator, Connector, Evangelist

“As co-founder and general partner at Cultivation Capital, director of the Entrepreneurship Platform at Olin Business School and senior lecturer in and academic director for Entrepreneurship at Washington University, Cliff Holekamp has a mission: ensure that by every metric, St. Louis is on the short list of technology entrepreneurship hubs. A thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurship requires talent, capital and density, he says. “Everything I do develops one of those three things.” And he does a lot: he’s also a board member for numerous startups and an entrepreneurship community activist (on the Friends of T-REX Board and the Danforth Leadership Council of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center). We sat down with Cliff to get his backstory and thoughts on what St. Louis has going for it now.”

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