Jeff Lines graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Computer Science and the University of Texas at Austin with an M.S. in Technology Commercialization. He began his career in Southeastern Michigan as a Software Engineer and later as an IT Product Manager for Ford Motor Company. He then moved to Austin to attend UT and decided to make it home as he fell in love with the city’s unique blend of culture, technology focus and entrepreneurial spirit. As a member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and mentor to a number of local startup companies, Jeff believes in giving back by building a community of acceptance, support and encouragement.