Ethan Haigh Program Manager
As Program Coordinator at HAX Growth in San Francisco, Ethan oversees logistics and delivery for the cohort, and assists with portfolio management, recruitment and due diligence on HAX Growth companies.
Ethan has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish from Boston College. Ethan’s first exposure to the startup world came while he was studying in Buenos Aires, where he held an internship with goodpeople.com. Ethan also worked for the International Institute of Boston, a refugee resettlement agency, where he taught Cultural Orientation and aided recently-arrived refugees in their job search process. After graduating from BC, Ethan participated in a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Oregon. He worked in a bilingual elementary school, teaching literacy to students in both Spanish and English.
HAX is a venture capital-based program dedicated to accelerating startups with a hardware element. Their program operates across two locations, Shenzhen and San Francisco, giving founders the resources necessary to move with lightning speed.
Teams accepted into the program will start in Shenzhen, where They’ll focus on rapid iteration of prototyping in many forms. This includes physical models, technology iterations, user interaction studies, volumetric studies, marketing messaging, business plans and launch strategies. With the help of their full-time staff, mentors, partners, and startup community, They’ll also work with you on developing a scalable business plan.
After you’ve prototyped in Shenzhen and are ready to take your product to market, you’ll head to San Francisco, where They’ll work with you on business development, fundraising, and growth. This stage emphasizes introductions to corporates, investors, partners and press. It also focuses on helping teams secure their first round of funding, as well as gain first-revenue and partnership traction.