You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Techstars Partner Cody Simms and Head of Innovation, YouTube Originals Ben Relles. Enjoy a fireside chat with Cody and Ben, curated connections, and a business challenge and pitch off... over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.
Cody Simms is a Partner at Techstars – the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed – and works as steward of Techstars’ equity investments and venture capital funds for one of the most active early stage venture investors in the world. As of October 2018, Techstars is investing in ~460 companies per year. Their portfolio has gone on to raise nearly $6Bn in follow-on capital.
Cody served as Executive Director and head of Techstars accelerator investments and operations in North America, which roughly doubled in size to over 20 locations across the region and ~200 investments per year during his tenure.
Ben Relles is currently the Head of Innovation, YouTube Originals. In this role he oversees development for films like This is Everything featuring Gigi Gorgeous and Demi Lovato's Simply Complicated. Ben also is responsible for series including Mind Field from Michael Stevens, Katy Perry: Witness World Wide and What the Fit? from Kevin Hart. Before joining the YouTube Originals division, Ben served as YouTube’s Global Head of Creative Strategy.
Prior to joining YouTube, Ben was Vice President of Programming and Content Development at online video leader Next New Networks where he led content strategy as the company built viewership to over 2 billion total views. In March 2011, Next New Networks was acquired by YouTube.
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The location has two options for parking, one is street parking, and the other one is the parking lot (requires payment). Venue has no parking passes for the parking lot so guests will have to pay from the payment machine on the premises downstairs.