Mick Hagen (UK)
Founder/CEO of Mainframe (Techstars Alumnus)
After dropping out of Princeton University, Mick founded Zinch, an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education. Mick helped Zinch grow to an international, 8-figure revenue-run-rate startup that served millions of students and 800+ colleges & universities worldwide. After six years, Zinch was acquired by Chegg (CHGG, NYSE) for $45mm. Mick is currently re-imagining digital communication (email) with his latest startup, Spatch — where he recently closed more than $3m in venture funding from top european and American investors.
Mick has been named to the v100 (Top high tech entrepreneurs) and Top 40 business persons under 40 by Utah Business Magazine. Mick’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, US News, Washington Post, CNN, and ABC among others.
Mick has been a speaker and panelist at various industry events and conferences including Techcrunch Disrupt, TedX, and Ebspreneurship Forum. His writing has been featured in various newspapers and magazines, including Fortune Magazine and Techcrunch
Mick currently lives with his wife and two young children in London. Mick loves design, sports, programming and hip hop. You can learn more about Mick at http://mickhagen.com or follow him on Twitter @mickhagen.