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Eric Mathews

Advisor Greater Memphis Area, US

Co-Owner, Maple Leaf Awning and Canvas and Co-Founder and President, Seed Hatchery.

Co-Owner, Maple Leaf Awning and Canvas and Co-Founder and President, Seed Hatchery.

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Seed Hatchery
Start Co.
Wolf River Angels


Co-Owner Maple Leaf Awning and Canvas January 2012 - present
Co-Founder and President Seed Hatchery December 2010 - present
Founder and CEO Start Co. January 2008 - present
Co-Owner National Custom Hollow Metal May 2007 - present
Interim Executive Director EmergeMemphis February 2012 - February 2013
Founder and President Wolf River Angels January 2012 - 2013
Co-Founder and President LaunchMemphis 2008 - 2013
Owner Mercury Technology Labs September 2006 - December 2010
Associate Director FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis 2003 - 2006
Co-Director Advanced Distributed Learning Workforce Co-Lab 2003 - 2006


The University of Memphis Cognitive Psychology 2002 - 2005
Rhodes College Chemistry 1998 - 2002

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Scott Finney
We worked together
Eric runs the Seed Hatchery startup accelerator program. He has the knowledge and resources to push entrepreneurs to success.
Brad Silver
They're my advisor
Eric already is a great entrepreneur. Six years ago he "burned the boats" and has not looked back. Eric has been 100% on the mission of bu ... ilding an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Memphis and it's working.
Brad Montgomery
We worked together
As an "entrepreneur of entrepreneurs", Eric has a penchant for asking the right (tough) questions. He's not afraid to face facts and move fo ... rward to meet them.
Cliff McKinney
They're my friends
He's done it for years already with success.
James Bell
They're my friends
Eric leads the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Memphis. He has founded multiple organizations within that ecosystem, and he constantly looks f ... or new way to link the various entrepreneurial support organizations within the city together. Eric is creative and resourceful--and he will be a tremendous compliment to other founders in most any new business.

Kelli Meade
They're my investor  •  Founder, GemPhones, Inc. and Real Estate Investor, Self Employed.
She is one of the most persistent founders we have invested in.

Pam Cooper
Co-Founder, CEO, Boosterville. Previously Member, SeedHatchery 2013 Spring Cohort.
Focused and determined, Pam is willing to get outside the box and the comfort zone to get things done.

Laurie Tucker
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/Chief Strategy Officer, Calade Partners LLC. Previously Sr. Vice President Corporate Marketing, FedEx Services.
Laurie's Fortune 500, Senior Executive experience and network is invaluable.