Hayley is a first year MBA candidate and Venture Capital Fellow at Columbia University in New York.Prior to Columbia, Hayley spent two years as a senior investment associate at Capital Factory, the most active seed stage venture capital fund in Texas. At Capital Factory Hayley sourced and led 20+ new investments in software and emerging technology startups, and mentored existing portfolio companies on fundraising strategy and optimizing operations. She also founded and co-led Capital Factory’s annual Women In Tech Summit and Austin’s LGBTQ in Tech Meetup to empower more women and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.Before Capital Factory, Hayley spent three and a half years as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young, New York and Holtzman Partners, Austin where she advised clients ranging from multinational investment banks to burgeoning tech startups. She holds two degrees from Texas A&M University, a Bachelors in Accounting and a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.Outside of school and work, you can find Hayley at the park playing kickball, at a bar catching a comedy show, or out on the lake enjoying the sunshine.

echoAR – Bringing Augmented Reality to the Masses

echoAR – Bringing Augmented Reality to the Masses The Catalyst A year and a half ago, while still earning his master’s in computer science at Columbia, Alon Grinshipoon lead a joint project between Columbia’s computer graphics lab and Columbia Medical School. The key problem identified was that physicians were having difficulty with a procedure called…