In typical Startup Weekend fashion, a handful of teams will ideate, build, and pitch a product over one weekend. Judges on deck for Startup Weekend Bay Area’s SoLoMo event hosted by Qualcomm Labs, are executives from Qualcomm and Mike Sigal, a Bay Area advisor, investor and tech startup veteran. Here’s the scoop on Mike (@mikesigal)!
Mike is an entrepreneur, consultant and advisor specializing in business development, storytelling and corporate innovation strategies with over 20 years’ experience in the global startup ecosystem.
He recently founded financial technology and services startup Agile Credit to solve the $4 Trillion credit gap faced by the world’s 200M small businesses.
Mike currently serves as Executive Producer of SWIFT’s Innotribe Startup Challenge and Non-Executive Director for Guidewire Group and Saaskwatch Systems. He’s also an Advisor to the Innovation Accelerator, Stanford/MIT Venture Lab and several startups, and a Mentor for 500Startups and SeedCamp.
Previously, as co-founder of Guidewire Group, Mike was responsible for the company’s business development and strategic relationships, and led the development of the G/Score™, the world’s first standardized diagnostic tool for assessing and benchmarking pre-revenue startups. Prior to Guidewire Group, Mike was cofounder of FM WAVES (acquired by Blizzard Entertainment), Infragence (acquired by Rainmaker Systems), and WiFinder (acquired by Boingo).