I’m Matthew Gira. I'm an entrepreneur, creator, and currently the Director of Student Programming at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. Previously, I was one of the co-founders of Fathom, an underwater drone company. We raised over $190,000 on Kickstarter, participated in Techstars, and even pitched to Daymond John from Shark Tank.
While that was going on, I helped build entrepreneurship programs at Hope College and Grand Valley State University as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. I’m passionate about being an entrepreneur and building entrepreneurial ecosystems. At the moment, I'm focused on helping others create scalable, non-VC backed startups.