Nicole Glaros was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council on Jan. 1, 2018. She is an entrepreneur and has mentored, supported and invested in entrepreneurs for more than 15 years. She is a partner at Techstars, a global network and investor in early-stage web software startups that has offices in 18 cities worldwide and $265 million in capital under management. Previously, she served as managing director and chief innovation officer at the company.

Prior to Techstars, Glaros helped grow CTEK, an incubator in Colorado, from one to five offices across the state, playing a key role in developing Colorado’s startup ecosystem. She currently serves on the board of Pana, Simple Energy and the Leeds Board of Alumni and Friends at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Glaros has a master’s degree from the University of Florida and has previously served on the boards of Owlet, the Application Developer’s Alliance and Pledge1Percent Colorado.