Claire England is Executive Director of Central Texas Angel Network, one of the nation’s top angel investing networks. A native Austinite, her background includes 15 years of executive and nonprofit leadership. She recently worked on local and international startup ecosystem projects for clients including St. Edward’s University and SXSW Interactive. She also serves as a public speaker – her latest was “Building a Healthy Entrepreneur Ecosystem” at Hamburg’s 2014 Reeperbahn Festival.
Previously, Claire served as Executive Director of RISE, hosting a conference series for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas with investors and business leaders. Under her leadership, RISE became a Forbes “Must-Attend 2013 Conference for Entrepreneurs,” doubling its impact on Austin’s startup ecosystem. In 2013, she was named a finalist for Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power – Women of Influence Award. She also volunteers her time as Founding Advisory Board member for World Economic Forum’s Austin Global Shapers.