• Jacqueline loves creating extraordinary experiences, meaningful moments, and connecting people through events. At Kauffman Fellows, she leads experience design, strategic planning, event management, and logistics for our KF events including our Modules, pop ups, and yearly Summits. She also supports digital marketing across the organization including our weekly highlights newsletter and social media.

    Prior to joining Kauffman Fellows, she spent 5 years with Techstars overseeing global event operations where she built out the events program, overseeing planning, operations and execution for 100+ global events per year including monthly alumni events, conference partnerships, the recruiting roadshow, FounderCon, Summits & other special events across the US, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

    Outside of Kauffman Fellows, she brings her passion for event design, community building, and supporting founders to Austin Startup Week, the Austin Startup Holiday Market, and DivInc where she serves on the Founders Circle and Champions of Change committee.

    Jacqueline lives in Austin, TX with her husband and cat. In her free time, you’ll find her scoping out new local experiences, on a trail, travelling, and spending time with friends.

Jacqueline Hughes
Director of Events