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Michael Gaiss

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

EIR, Venture Development Center, University of Massachusetts and Founder, ThinkB1G. University of Michigan grad.

EIR, Venture Development Center, University of Massachusetts and Founder, ThinkB1G. University of Michigan grad.

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Founder ThinkB1G December 2012 - present
EIR, Venture Development Center University of Massachusetts February 2013 - present
Entrepreneurial & Marketing Focused Exec on Sabbatical September 2012 - November 2012
Senior Vice President Highland Capital Partners May 1999 - August 2012
VP of Worldwide Marketing Gentia Software November 1997 - April 1999
VP of Marketing IQ Software November 1995 - November 1997
Director of Channel Marketing, Market Research & Comp. Analysis, Product Manager, Developer Unisys Corporation August 1985 - October 1995


University of Michigan Computer Engineering 1981 - 1985
University of Saint Thomas - School of Business Marketing 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Higher Education
  • • Wellness

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William Brah
We worked together  •  Assistant Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director, Venture Development Center, University of Massachusetts. Texas A&M grad.
Has successfully worked with over 1,000 from the ground up.
Mike Grandinetti
We worked together  •  OpenIDEO Community Impact Fellow, OpenIDEO and Managing Director, Startup NEXT.
Michael has deep experience in the startup world , as VP Marketing of a VC fund and as a founder himself.
Isabelle Plante
Global Brand Advertising @TripAdvisor. Previously VP Marketing @CoachUp and Head of Marketing + Analytics @Wahanda
Michael is a really sharp investor and entrepreneur, plus he has great energy!

Lauren Tracy
They're my mentor  •  Co-founder & Director at X-Factor Films and Writer/Director of 'Sweet Desert Palm' (feature film).
Lauren is a bold, big thinker that has her eyes set on reinventing Hollywood. Smart as a whip, she's high-energy and an absolute force of na ... ture in all that she undertakes. I've worked with hundreds of founders and would unequivocally recommend her as a great addition to the FounderDating network.