Michele Skelding currently serves as an Entrepreneurial Advisor at the University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering Innovation Center.
She previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation for the Austin Chamber of Commerce in Austin, Texas.
In this role, she was responsible for developing and executing the overall vision for greater Austin to achieve recognition as a top global region for technology and innovation, company formation and expansion, and top access to venture capital and private equity.
Through her leadership initiatives, Michele cultivated emerging and strategic growth to identify next generation trends, as well as the vital creation and interconnection of Austin’s best in class entrepreneur ecosystem.
To accomplish this vision, Michele was the primary orchestrator of Chamber staff, members, media, technology companies and partner councils to perpetuate and improve global technology and innovation leadership present and active in the greater Austin area through promotion and recognition to increase Austin's global competitive position.