Rachel Spekman

Program Director, Business Ventures

Rachel Spekman is the Program Director of Business Ventures at the Innovate@BU initiative. At Boston University, she manages programming for the for-profit ventures and works across the university on a variety of initiatives. Formerly, she was the Senior Director of Programming at MassChallenge, the largest accelerator on the planet. At MassChallenge, she oversaw the design and implementation of the 4-month Accelerator for startups where she developed the mentorship program and redesigned the curriculum. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for Bostonians, as well as creating an inclusive culture, especially for female founders and entrepreneurs from underserved communities. She has a background in education, non-profit, and marketing work and was selected as part of the Greater Boston Future Leaders Program. She holds an MBA from Simmons College, a Masters in Education from Lesley University, and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

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