Mitch Jacobson is the Executive Director of the Austin Technology Incubator and the Executive Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin. He helped build a $2.5B clean tech sector and ecosystem in Central Texas over the past 10 years. He has 39 years of experience in the technology industry, including running Dell Direct Sales, expansion of Dell throughout Europe and Rest of World. He was responsible for a $7 billion P&L for Tech Data Corporation as VP of Sales & Operations, and was the Founder & Limited Partner of Eyes of Texas Partners Angel Investment Group. Mitch serves on the Board of Directors at Pecan Street, Texas Foundation of Innovative Communities, the Nature Conservancy, EcoRise, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Austin Forum and the Austin Community College Foundation. He has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from University of Florida and MBA studies from the University of South Florida.