Lesa Mitchell

Vice President

Biography

Lesa Mitchell is a Managing Director of Techstars. Lesa’s career has included roles as a
corporate executive, entrepreneur and consultant to Fortune 500 corporations expanding their
innovation footprint. Lesa was the VP Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation where she
designed, implemented and scaled models focused on initiating new markets in support of
economic growth. Lesa is an advisor to Copia (SF), Neighborly (SF), Modern Meadow (NYC)
and a 2017 class of Techstars companies. She is also a long time Sr. Fellow at Milken Institute
and on the Board of the Althea Foundation.