MiniTrends 2013 Conference Speaker – Eve Richter
VP of Community & Partnerships, door64
Eve is the Vice-President of Community & Partnerships at door64, the largest networking and education organization for technology and affiliated professionals in Austin, which focuses on serving the networking, connection, and education needs of the technology community and supportive industries. In that capacity she helps create programming and services to serve all segments of the door64 community and helps form collaborations throughout the Austin region to best serve the community. She previously served as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator in the Economic Development Division at the City of Austin, helping businesses, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals in the tech (and other) sectors to grow and be successful in the Austin community. She also worked to attract businesses in targeted industries to Austin.
She maintained a consulting service for small businesses in the Sacramento region for 10 years, helping companies get control of their back office and front office operations. She refers to her experience as a combination of business consulting, matchmaking, and cheerleading. She is a marketing and social media whiz, and loves bridging the gap between a company’s value offering and the consumer who will benefit from it. She has undergraduate and master’s degrees in business administration, government, and public affairs/public policy, studying at both California State University Sacramento and UT Austin. She has served on the board of Austin Women in Technology and currently serves on the board of Technology Advisors Group.
She was raised in New England and California, and will admit to being born in New York if pushed. Despite being a Yankee and a Californian, she loves her adopted home in Austin, and is excited that her work helps to create jobs and investment, and helps companies succeed in such a wonderful and creative community.