January Entrepreneurship Spotlight

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chris.jpgThis month, our spotlight is moving to one of the facilitators utilized by Youth CITIES. Chris Wolfel has been involved in our community for several years as a mentor in the YC March-to-May Bootcamp and occasionally as a mini-hack facilitator.

Going into college, Chris had always thought he would end up being a lawyer. Fortunately for us, after working at the Northeastern University Law School and another separate internship , he was turned on to the field of entrepreneurship. After taking a few classes, he realized his passion was in the challenge that working for a start-up poses; he loved the idea of taking something small, and growing or building it into something huge. He was with Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator from almost the very beginning, and became it’s CEO until he graduated in 2013.

Chris now works for a Mavrck (formally Splashscore, founded in 2012), a social media marketing platform that he helped co-found. As Chief Revenue Officer, he had a single goal; to create the best sales and marketing team in Boston (no light task given all of the talent in this city). At the start of last year, Mavrck had only three full time employees working in a spare room in Cambridge, and ended 2014 on top of a $2.5 million dollar Series A funding round on their way to a new 5,500 square foot workspace in the North End.

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