Team

Brett Noyes
Founder | Director
Brett Noyes is the founder and Director of Unbank.Ventures. He has organized and created incubator programs for Techstars, Jason Calacanis (LAUNCH Festival) and Tim Draper (DFJ/Draper University). In these roles he built relationships with top rated accelerator programs throughout the world including 500(FinTech) Startups, Techstars, YCombinator, CFSI, Yodlee and QCFinTech. Noyes has a passion for FinTech and developing early stage founders/companies.
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Emily Highstreet
Co-Founder | Marketing Advisor
Emily Highstreet has expertise in marketing strategy with a focus on demand generation. She has project experience working with Google and several venture backed startups. Emily has been influential in developing digital marketing strategy for Unbank.Ventures portfolio companies.
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Katie Doherty
Program Director
Katie Doherty is a Harvard Graduate with experience developing partnerships for Singularity University and Runway Incubator. Katie has worked to develop the Unbank.Ventures curriculum and is responsible for mentor matching for cohort companies.
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Jon Young
Curriculum Development | Coach
Jon Young formerly worked for Jason Calacanis as the product manager for the Ticker. The Ticker is a weekly analyst report for venture capitalists. Jon helps Unbank.Ventures companies prepare investor communication, pitch decks and on-stage pitches.
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Kerstin Karu
Curriculum Development | Coach
Kerstin Karu is a former Draper University entrepreneur in residence and startup founder. She currently works for a Steve Blank company called Lean Launchpad, where she teaches corporates how to implement startup methodology into their product development. Kerstin works on the curriculum development team and works with companies to prepare for investor pitches.
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Otter Ostby
Executive Assistant
Every startup needs a dog. What every startup needs but cannot afford is an executive assistant. At Unbank.Ventures we are working towards hiring an executive assistant. In the meantime, Otter is our guy! If you receive an email that does not make sense it probably came from the dog...not the founder. 😉