Mick Hagen

CEO & Founder @ Mainframe

After dropping out of Princeton University, Mick founded Zinch, an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education. Mick helped Zinch grow to an international, 8-figure revenue-run-rate startup that served millions of students and 800+ colleges & universities worldwide. After six years, Zinch was acquired by Chegg (CHGG, NYSE) for $45mm. Mick is currently re-imagining digital communication (email) with his latest startup, Mainframe — where he recently closed more than $3m in venture funding from top european and American investors. Mick has been a speaker and panelist at various industry events and conferences including Techcrunch Disrupt, TedX, and Ebspreneurship Forum. He’s been a speaker/mentor at various accelerators including Techstars, Ignite, Barclays, Startup Wise Guys and CyLon. He’s been an investor in various startups including Degreed, Andela and Good Audience. His writing has been featured in various newspapers and magazines, including Fortune Magazine and Techcrunch. Mick has been named to the v100 (Top high tech entrepreneurs) and Top 40 business persons under 40 by Utah Business Magazine. Mick's work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, US News, Washington Post, CNN, and ABC among others. Mick currently lives with his wife and three young children in London. Mick loves design, sports, programming and hip hop.

Founder of Undrip, Founder of Zinch (acquired by Chegg). Designer and developer

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