Chelsea McCullough
In January, I decided to take the leap back into the the land of entrepreneurship and am happily founding my company and consulting with other start-ups. Everything is early stage so exciting news to come. Prior to the big jump, I was Marketing Director at MPOWER Labs, Inc. where I focused on marketing strategy and execution for several portfolio companies that provide financial solutions for the nation’s underserved. My career path has always been about creating market solutions to societal challenges and includes marketing positions with the Texas Lottery and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. In 1999, I co-founded Vento Marketing, a full-service advertising agency. One of the real joys of my career was serving as the founding Program Director for RISE. What started in 2006 has become a great tribute to Austin's entrepreneurial community. I am proud to be a part of it. I'm also inspired by my work on the Board of DiscoverHope (a non-profit organization that provides on microcredit and entrepreneurial training to women in poverty), the Board of Seton Cove and being a member of the Leadership Austin Essentials Class of 2010. I bleed orange and received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin with concentrations in Hispanic Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility and Account Planning.
Stage of Entrepreneurship: Business Formation