Mike Green

Mike Green, formerly a propulsion engineer in the U.S. Navy and then a print journalist who went on to become digital media innovations strategist for Dow Jones Local Media Group, is cofounder of ScaleUp Partners, which helps build new economic frameworks to improve the performance of underrepresented populations in the innovation economy.

ScaleUp is based in Portland, Ore., but national in scope; Mike is a sought-after speaker and a consultant to journalism, educational, governmental and nonprofit institutions. He is a columnist for Oregon Business magazine, Governing Institute, and the Huffington Post. He has also contributed to NPR, PBS, The Washington Post, Entrepreneur magazine, Black Enterprise magazine and others.


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