Sonal is the National Programs Director for Microsoft. In her role, she has responsibilities for startup initiatives to create a portfolio of high potential startups. Sonal focuses on extending the assets and resources from Microsoft among entrepreneurial hubs and early-stage businesses.
Sonal is a senior business leader and investor with over nine years of experience in business and product development. Prior to joining this role, Sonal was a Startup Portfolio Manager based in Chicago managing strategic initiatives and partnerships across the startup ecosystem. Sonal also served as a Senior Investment Associate at MATH Venture Partners. She has launched flagship products such as Windows 8, Bing and Office 2007.
As a national advisor to Pipeline Entrepreneurs, Sonal is passionate about connecting with fellow entrepreneurs to build and grow businesses. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center as an advocate for Women in Technology and was nominated as the 'Prominent Woman in Technology' by the Illinois Technology Association.
As the Managing Director of GIT's Seattle chapter, Sonal is excited to foster the growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in Seattle's technology and startup world.
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