Prior to Flying Fish, Kate worked extensively in operational roles with early stage startups and accelerators, as well as with a Seattle based consulting company. Prior to that, Kate joined with the Techstars Retail Accelerator program, where she worked closely with 10 promising, early stage tech companies, and oversaw general program operations. Kate has been heavily involved with the Seattle startup ecosystem for more than 7 years, working with four early stage startups in a variety of capacities, including leading and launching a nationwide brand ambassador program. Kate also led all internal and external communications and promotions for an 80-person hybrid electric vehicle team, soliciting national media coverage and leading more than 25 events.
While in college, Kate won $40,000 in grant money and scholarships towards her education through her participation in business plan competitions. She is also involved with the Seattle Angel Conference.
Kate holds a BA in Communications and a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington.