3. Follow Friday: Maddie Callander
@MaddieCallander is a VP at accelerator and investment fund, Boost VC. Boost VC aims to invest in "Sci-Fi" Founders, particularly female ones, something that is badly needed to address the ongoing lack of diversity in tech. Twice a year, Boost runs a three-month accelerator program that also provides housing and office space in Silicon Valley, as well as mentors, speakers, family dinner and guidance for taking your startup to the next level. Maddie is on a mission to help women and underrepresented founders get a seat at the table in frontier tech. She is a Coalition Member for The Women in XR Fund, which is focused on funding female founders in the virtual and augmented reality space. She is also the Chair of the Women in VR Showcase for the US National Committee for UN Women (SF Chapter) - an event that combines virtual reality with incredible storytelling by VR female film directors from all over the world.
Before joining Boost and helping to build its impressive portfolio of virtual and augmented reality companies, Maddie built out the private aviation department for the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, where she managed member air transportation.