Steve supports the execution and development of the program, including managing the internship program and mentoring the startups. Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of LastBasic, a global marketplace for product development startups based in Madrid, Spain. He brings 15 years of experience bringing new products to market for early-stage startups and established consumer brands in the Bay Area, and global exposure to the hardware industry. Steve's areas of expertise include new product development, eCommerce marketplaces, team development, early career mentorship, and optimism. Steve earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and in Physics at Kalamazoo College. He holds an MBA from I.E. Business School in Madrid, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation.