Alec Stern was most recently Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Executive in Residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT 2007, Acquired by Endurance International Nasdaq: EIGI 2016). Alec is a member of Constant Contact's founding team as one of the original three in an attic. His wide range of responsibilities included senior roles in strategic partnerships, channels, business development and sales. Alec was also responsible for the creation and development of Constant Contact’s channel partner programs. He also spearheaded strategic innovation, community-based entrepreneurism and vertical industry thought leadership for the company.
Alec engages with hundreds of startup and small businesses annually and advises a variety of early stage companies. He serves as a judge, mentor and advisor for startup accelerators, startup schools, universities and programs including TechStars, MassChallenge, MIT Start Smart, Lean Startup Challenge, the Stevie Awards and the United Way Youth Venture. As an angel investor and limited partner in the G20 Venture Fund, Alec is an investor in a number of rising startups. He has been a featured speaker for national and regional small business, nonprofit and industry conferences, startup accelerators, colleges and universities. Alec is active on the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors or Executive Committees for organizations including BoardOnTrack and Nix86. He is an appointed member of the City of Boston Neighborhood Innovation District Committee, the 128 Innovation Committee and the Boston’s Small Business Advisory Council as well as a founding organizer of the CityStart Boston Civic Innovation program. He holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS from Syracuse University.
Overshare at Hatch Fenway
We have all been to the traditional fireside chats, but this season we are digging deep and asking the juicy questions.