Dana Rygwelski is Director of Communications for MassChallenge Texas. In this role she leads all communications and community efforts related to the Texas brand, startups, experts and partners.
Dana’s experience extends more than a decade of building strategic programs and communities for entrepreneurs across the world. Her career started at the University of Southern California where she was part of the team that founded the TEDx conference series. At Hulu, she was their first internal communications lead and designed programs to increase familiarity and transparency company-wide.
In 2012, Dana moved into the Director of Programs role at DreamIt Ventures, where she designed an “accelerator in a box” solution to scale the organization’s core product – a startup accelerator - to five locations ensuring each entrepreneur, no matter where they were in the world, had the same DreamIt experience. She has worked with countless startups and has a unique perspective of how they can leverage ecosystems, resources and programs to succeed.