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Mark Watkins

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Founder, The Hawaii Project. Board of Directors, Firecracker. Advisor, We Created It. Previously Founder goby. Telenav, Endeca, PTC.

Founder, The Hawaii Project. Board of Directors, Firecracker. Advisor, We Created It. Previously Founder goby. Telenav, Endeca, PTC.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

The Hawaii Project
Goby

Advisor

Styleta, Inc.
We Created It (acq. LinkedIn)
Firecracker
Techstars
We Created It (acq. LinkedIn)

Positions

Founder The Hawaii Project June 2014 - present
Mentor Techstars August 2014 - present
Member, Board of Directors Firecracker August 2014 - present
Head of Product, Consumer Business Telenav September 2011 - April 2014
co-founder and CEO Goby 2008 - September 2011
VP Research & Development Endeca 2000 - 2007
VP Development Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) 1995 - 2000
Development Manager Evans & Sutherland 1986 - 1995
Advisor & Mentor We Created It (acq. LinkedIn) July 1900 - December 1900

Education

University of Utah Mathematics 1984 - 1987
William & Mary Mathematics 1980 - 1984

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Management • Big data • Analytics • Search • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Matt Hanselman
We worked together  •  Associate Director, Telenav. Previously Software Development Sr Manager, Endeca (Oracle). University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Loves product and making new things others are going to embrace
Jim Fell
They're my advisor: We Created It  •  Founder, We Created It. Previously Experience Design Director, TeleNav.
First off, Mark is a friendly, genuine and extremely helpful person. He's been on the frontline in all aspects of business - leadership, pla ... nning, technology and product. Mark has that unique ability to quickly hone in and see the real issues that need to be solved. He cuts to the chase and gives his honest take, even if it's not what you always want to hear. I trust him because I've been in the trenches with him and he knows what he's talking about.

Matt Hanselman
Associate Director, Telenav. Previously Software Development Sr Manager, Endeca (Oracle). University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Awesome leader, great technologist and excellent with people and process as well.

Jane Friedman
Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Scratch Magazine and Lecturer, Media Studies, University of Virginia.
Spoke with Jane at a books conference. She was helpful, thoughtful, willing to help a complete stranger, and quickly got to the heart of som ... e key issues with a good perspective.