Maddie Callander is VP Accelerator & Portfolio at Boost VC, the $500k accelerator for Sci-Fi tech, co-founded by Adam Draper and Brayton Williams in San Mateo, CA. Since she joined in 2015, she has built out their accelerator programs, manages Boost VC's 250+ portfolio investments and scaled their portfolio support infrastructure with new platform initiatives.
Before moving to the Bay Area, she built out the private aviation department for the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, where she managed member air transportation: marketing, selling and arranging private shuttles (Boeing 737s), private flights (XOJET), and shared-ride options.
In Fall 2013, she attended Draper University which challenged her both physically and mentally, and introduced her to the Silicon Valley startup / venture capital ecosystem. In 2014, she helped Tim Draper and Diego Alcaino start VCx, a venture capital training program, bringing international family offices and high-net worth individuals for a week in Silicon Valley to learn from top VCs, founders and startup ecosystem builders.
Additionally, she's held operations, marketing and sales roles in healthcare and real estate & freelanced as an event coordinator for NYC event firm Van Wyck & Van Wyck.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Maddie has a BA in Art History and Spanish from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
She co-chaired the 2017 and 2019 Women in VR Showcase for the US National Committee for UN Women's Global Voices Film Festival (SF Chapter) -an event that combines virtual reality with incredible storytelling by female film directors from all over the world. In 2018, Maddie, alongside a crew of impressive Denison Alumni, organized Denison University's first Entrepreneurship Summit -REMIX. She was a mainstage speaker at REMIX 2019 with, Making Science Fiction a Reality: a Silicon Valley perspective on investing in emerging technology and the importance of liberal arts entrepreneurs.
As a member of Class 25, Maddie is serving her fellowship at Boost VC under the mentorship of Jack Tankersley.