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Keith Hopper

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Olin College. Mentor-in-Residence, Techstars. Co-founder, The Awesome Foundation. Tufts Engineering grad.

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Olin College. Mentor-in-Residence, Techstars. Co-founder, The Awesome Foundation. Tufts Engineering grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Classroom Teacher
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Product

Involved In


The Awesome Foundation
The Awesome Foundation


Change Collective


Product Consultant & Advisor Self July 2013 - present
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Olin College of Engineering January 2014 - present
Mentor-in-Residence Techstars July 2012 - present
Co-founder and Trustee The Awesome Foundation July 2009 - present
Director of Product Strategy and Development NPR March 2008 - December 2013
Product Manager NPR December 2006 - March 2008
Vice President, Professional Services enContext Solutions, Inc. 2003 - May 2006
Principal Hopper Analytical 2002 - 2004
Manager Painted Word Inc 2001 - 2002
Director MetLife / New England Financial 1993 - 2000


Tufts University Engineering Psychology (Human Factors)

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Media
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Business Strategy • Social Media • Strategy • Agile Methodologies

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Davorin Gabrovec
They're my advisor: other  •  Co-founder & CPO at @databoxHQ. Obsessed with product, design and building great teams.
Expert in product strategy, validating customer feedback, PMF, thoughtful and great to work with. Highly recommend!
Derek Haswell
They're my advisor: Change Collective  •  Co-Founder & Head of Product, Change Collective. Previously Product Consultant, Welltok, Inc.. Cornell grad.
Keith is a great teacher with the practical experience to back up his lessons. Keith has helped our product+design+engineering teams transit ... ion to a scrum development process with great success. I'd highly recommend his help to anyone building new & innovative software products.
Tuan Pham
We worked together  •  Director, Techstars. Previously Director, SVB Financial Group. Harvard grad.
We are incredibly fortunate to have Keith Hopper as a Mentor-In-Residence at Techstars Boston where he mentors our team in product strategy ... and development. The feedback we have gotten from our Techstars Boston companies about Keith has been consistently positive, and we're thrilled to have him as part of our team.
Julia Austin
We worked together  •  Executive in Residence, Blade, LLC and Advisor/Investor, Austinfish, LLC. Boston grad.
Keith's strength is in developing an idea and making it happen. He knows how to differentiate a product and build a team and he's a lot of f ... un to work with!
Andrew Nalband
We worked together  •  Product and User Experience Consultant, Nalband Design and CEO, Blackbird Mobile.
Keith has deep experience in product management, agile, consulting, mentoring and advising. He's intelligent, a great communicator and a sea ... soned leader. I highly recommend him.

Greg Gibson
Consulting Entrepreneur, Gibson Venture Labs. Previously CEO / Cofounder, Notati.
Greg is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded, got funded and grown several successful startups. His insight - particularly in eCommerce a ... nd social is top-notch. One of the smartest guys I know.