We’re thrilled to announce that Matt Menietti will oversee operations for Conflux Co-Learning, serving as the organization’s inaugural Executive Director.

“In talking with the Conflux co-founders, it was clear that many of the manufacturing companies they partner with serve as bedrocks of their respective communities, often providing critical infrastructure and jobs for rural towns. Between globalization, tech automation, and most recently COVID-19, these businesses are experiencing a tidal wave of changes and challenges. We want to bring these players together and provide them with meaningful content, relationships, and a community of support to help them thrive. I’m humbled and thrilled to build something extraordinary with them,” said Menietti.

Outside of the foundational tasks of ramping up the organization, including onboarding additional board members, Menietti will be tasked with activating the new space, solidifying member benefits, and crafting valuable panels, workshops, and networking events. Conflux will be piloting some programs over the summer with a select number of founding members and is planning for a more public launch and open house event in Fall 2021.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Matt joining our team. He brings an amazing combination of startup, technology, financial, non-profit, and leadership experience that will really help our members learn and grow,” said Brandon Dempsey, co-founder of Conflux Co-Learning and partner at goBRANDgo!.

Menietti most recently served as the Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Prior to his position at the Chamber, Matt spent 4+ years as the Executive Director of GlobalHack, a tech-focused nonprofit which organizes software competitions and youth coding programs. Before GlobalHack, Matt ran day-to-day operations for two nationally-ranked accelerator programs, SixThirty and Capital Innovators, which provide early-stage tech companies with seed funding, mentorship, valuable industry connections and networking opportunities. He is an avid champion and advocate for the St. Louis entrepreneurship and small business community, having organized several volunteer-led hackathons, meetups, and events. A St. Louis transplant, Matt is originally from Iowa City, Iowa, and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from The University of Iowa.

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