Mike Green is a NABJ-New York Times Leadership Academy Fellow with 20 years of award-winning media experience. As a former newsroom print and digital editor, Mr. Green helped Dow Jones Local Media Group transition a century-old print newsroom into an award-winning 21st-century, digital-first interactive media platform. As an award-winning editorial writer and columnist, Mr. Green’s work has appeared in Governing Magazine, Oregon Business, Venture Capital Journal, The Washington Post, Techcrunch, PBS and many other media.

Mike Green is Co-founder of ScaleUp Partners LLC, a nationally networked leading consultancy pioneering a new national economic imperative of Inclusive Competitiveness®: economic strategies designed to equip and empower underrepresented diverse populations to connect to opportunities in local innovation ecosystems and bolster America’s competitiveness in the global innovation economy.

Mr. Green develops diverse coalitions and trust among leaders across racial, political and religious divides. He produces high-impact gatherings of stakeholders across a broad spectrum of the innovation economy: from higher education to industry CEOS, policymakers, philanthropists, equity and impact investors, entrepreneurs, community activists and economic development planners. See historic impact made in Jackson, Mississippi and Atlanta, Georgia.

As co-founder of ScaleUp Partners, Mr. Green worked with, Johnathan Holifield, the Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness, to produce the nation’s first statewide Inclusive Competitiveness® policy report in Ohio, unanimously adopted by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2014.

ScaleUp originated and produced the first Gathering of Angels, a two-day high-impact event that resulted in successful collaborations, scalable enterprises and investments in minority tech entrepreneurs.

As a consultant to the United Negro College Fund, Mr. Green designed and helped produce the first HBCU Innovation Summit at Stanford University.

Mr. Green is a board member of Journalism That Matters, and also sits on the board of one of only two public charter schools targeting black youth in Mississippi.


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