The Venture Capital Hub has hired Daniel Schutte as vice president of strategic partnerships.
Schutter oversaw the venture center’s fintech program from 2018 to 2020 and served as managing director of the fintech accelerator program from 2020 to June 2022. In his newly created role, Schutte will be responsible for establishing additional accelerators, corporate innovation and economic development programs to help maximize the venture capital hub’s impact.
The Venture Hub’s fintech program includes the globally recognized FIS Accelerator, which provides fintech entrepreneurs with mentorship from experts in the field, as well as in-depth access to the FIS network. Launched in 2016, the program has graduated 70 alumni, 90% of whom are still active or have been acquired.
Mimi San Pedro, interim executive director and chief strategy officer, said: “Daniel’s success in our accelerator program, keen insight and enthusiasm for networking in fintech and corporate innovation make him a perfect fit for the venture capital hub. Newly created position.” Organization’s official. “He brings experience in project management, business planning and financial services, and we are excited to get started while preparing for the many opportunities ahead.”
Prior to joining The Venture Center in 2018, Shute was the founder and CEO of several technology companies in the fintech and entertainment sectors, and prior to that he was the vice president of a family-owned commercial printing business.
“I’m excited to return to the venture capital hub to continue our work in fintech and other verticals,” Schutt said. “We have barely scratched the surface of the ultimate impact we will have on the wider business community, and I am proud to be a part of this effort alongside the fantastic team at The Venture Center.”