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Karina Costa

Director, Techstars Anywhere

Karina is the Director of Techstars Anywhere accelerator program. Prior to that Karina was the the Global Director of Startup Next (former Techstars pre-accelerator program) and Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars Boston.

Prior to that Karina was the co-founder and COO of Fábrica de Startups accelerator in Lisbon where she spinned off 6 national and international programs and worked with +90 startups that raised over €30 mio in capital. In 2009 Karina founded Glutone, a waste management hardware solution for fast food chains. Prior to that Karina worked in marketing at Kellogg’s and other consumer Fortune 500 companies.

Karina has a B.S. in Business and holds a Masters in Strategy and Innovation from Catholic University of Lisbon and a Masters in Marketing from Korea University. Karina has lived in Brazil, Europe, South Korea and is now based in Boulder, Colorado. When not spending time with founders, you’ll find her in the mountains.

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