John Hill is currently the Evangelist at Techstars, a global accelerator program that invests in early-stage startups. To date, thousands of companies have gone through a Techstars accelerator, and he is charged with telling their stories. He previously held the position of VP of Network, where he led a team focused on building out a worldwide network to help entrepreneurs succeed. John is passionate about building relationships and connecting people with opportunities, relying heavily on his online and offline networks to facilitate this. Before joining Techstars, John worked as the Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn. With a passion for changing the world and a belief that it can be more than hyperbole, John is young, smart, and global at heart. He is driven by nature and has a deep connection to Michigan State University.