Startup Grind BCS Hosts Dana Rygwelski, Co-Founder and Co-Director of MassChallengeTX

Feb 26, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 AM

The Stella Hotel, 4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, 77807

Meet MassChallengeTX Co-Director Dana Rygwelski at Startup Grind BCS

In-person event

About this event

Startup Grind Assistant Co-Directors Matt Lohstroh and Grant Weston host Dana Rygwelski, co-director of MassChallengeTX, a Top 10 global startup accelerator. Dana’s experience extends more than a decade of building strategic programs and communities for entrepreneurs across the world. Dana’s career started at the University of Southern California where she was part of the team that founded the TEDx conference series. At Hulu, she was their first internal communications lead and designed programs to increase familiarity and transparency company-wide. In 2012, Dana moved into the Director of Programs role at DreamIt Ventures where she designed an “accelerator in a box” solution to scale the organization’s core product – a startup accelerator - to five locations ensuring each entrepreneur, no matter where they were in the world, had the same DreamIt experience. She has worked with countless startups and has a unique perspective of how they can leverage ecosystems, resources, and programs to succeed. Dana’s career is driven by a passion to be a trendsetter. She has the desire to help companies [and people!] identify new, creative opportunities through community and technology to solve big problems. When she’s not working; Dana is often found hiking with her dogs, Squat and Dale, or in the gym. In fact, she is one of only 7 women in history to squat more than 700lbs.

Check out what happened


  • Dana Rygwelski


    Assistant Director


  • Matt Lohstroh

    Giga Energy Solutions

    CEO Giga Energy & Former Associate Director of Startup Grind Aggieland



Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 AM – 1:30 AM UTC


12:00 AMDoors Open
12:30 AMFireside Chat
1:00 AMOffice Hours


  • Matt Lohstroh

    Giga Energy Solutions

    CEO Giga Energy & Former Associate Director of Startup Grind Aggieland

  • Grant Weston

    Startup Grind Aggieland

    Student Co Director


  • Shelly Brenckman

    Startup Grind - Aggieland Chapter

    Chapter Director

  • David Smith


  • Spencer Clements

    Team Member

  • Lauren Smith


    Team Member

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