Speaker Bio

 - Joe Vasquez

Joe Vasquez

Co-Director, Runway Incubator

Currently, Joe Vasquez is a Co-Director at Runway Incubator a leading startup coworking space and corporate innovation advisory platform in San Francisco. He also oversees the Michelson Runway Accelerator, an accelerator that invests in and supports startups innovating in higher education and the workforce. To date, Michelson Runway has invested over $200K in leading education technology startups. Previously, Joe led data strategy at Enuma (formerly LocoMotive Labs), an education technology company that builds engaging math games for elementary students with special needs serving over 3 million worldwide.

Before joining the Enuma team, Joe worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs and spent two years teaching bilingual mathematics with Teach For America. Joe was also an early co-founder of StartX, a startup accelerator based out of Stanford University that has supported over 300 companies. He is currently on the Board of 826 Valencia, a nationally recognized nonprofit supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills and was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work in education. He was also named to the 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley list as well.

Joe received a B.S. in Atmosphere & Energy Engineering from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.