Startup Institute, the leading career accelerator for the innovation economy in Boston and New York City, today announced Rich DiTieri as its new CEO. The announcement comes alongside the appointment of a new leadership team who will lead a new era at Startup Institute.
Rich first joined Startup Institute as Associate Director before redesigning its global partner experience as the Head of Global Partnerships. His most recent role was running Startup Institute’s Boston program, which has seen over 700 alumni complete the program. Prior to Startup Institute, Rich was the co-founder of Pintley, a 2011 MassChallenge Winner, and also held a technology consulting role at Deloitte. With a longtime background in business development and entrepreneurialism, he is taking on the role to grow Startup Institute’s offerings to individuals, growing companies, and other educational institutions. Rich has dabbled in entrepreneurship since high school and has a B.S. in Management for Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer. He takes over the role of CEO from Diane Hessan who stepped down in June 2016 to work with the Cinton campaign.