Chelsea creates/supports initiatives that make a positive social and civic impact. In her role as Executive Director of Texans for Economic Progress, she facilitates dialog between the statewide tech community and elected officials. She is active in several organizations that encourage economic solutions to global challenges including the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, UnltdUSA (social entrepreneur accelerator), LeadershipAustin, BiGAustin (SMB fund), ImpactTexas (conference on impact investing) and serves on the City of Austin Tech & Telecomm Commission. She was founding Director for RISE (an annual entrepreneurs conference), Marketing Director at MPOWER Labs (financial services for the underserved) and served in the Governor’s Office in Economic Development. She is a Leadership Austin graduate (2010) and BPE Ascendant Award recipient (2013) and has been named a finalist for AU40 in 2013 and 2014. Her “side project” involves launching a modular furniture start-up, Mable, which will provide affordable, beautiful furniture made for moving that is produced from sustainable materials and manufactured in the USA.


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