Michael Sklar

CSO
Station Houston

Michael Sklar is the head of Launchpad Houston and currently leads the Houston Exponential Acceleration Committee. Michael is a serial tech entrepreneur and startup investor. He was most recently the Managing Director at Station Houston, the leading tech hub in Houston with over 175 member companies and 150 mentors. While at Station he lead the mentor and corporate innovation program that worked with Houston Fortune 1000 innovation offices of Bechtel, BHB Billiton, Chevron, Exxon, Shell, and others. Before Station, he was recruited by Mercury Fund to become the CEO of Graylog, a German-based software company and relocated them to Houston for market and capital access. Michael’s corporate experience came after selling his company to VMware where he was on the sales and alliances leadership teams as the company grew from $400 million to $2B. He started his career in as a sales person in Asia. Michael has an MBA in entrepreneurship from The University of Texas McCombs school of business and a liberal arts degree from Haverford College.

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