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Chris Wilkes

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Vice President, HearstLab

Twenty plus year digital media career innovating at two media giants. Serial intraprenuer starting and supporting dozens of new initiatives including launching new brands and deploying new technology while inventing and perfecting growth strategies.

Now 100% focused on a unique startup greenhouse called HearstLab — an invitation-only community of early-stage, women-led startups working inside Hearst Tower, home to one of the world's most diversified media, information and technology companies. HearstLab invests in startups that are innovating in media, information or services where connectivity with any of our more than 360 businesses is difference-making for a founding team. HearstLab provides seed investment, office space, and access to a large and fast-growing community of corporate leaders, subject matter experts and senior mentors at Hearst and across our networks.