Laís de Oliveira

Laís de Oliveira
Program Director, On Deck

Creating and enhancing value through connections. Entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in community building, from leading 2000 volunteers across 3 countries, to training and developing community leadership across 3 continents (Latam, Africa, APAC) on behalf of Startup Grind. After selling her first business, she joined Startup Genome to build collaborative networks and facilitate knowledge sharing between governments across 70+ startup ecosystems.

Founder and Author at Hacking Communities (2020), writing about grassroots community building, a result of 12 years building online and offline communities offline and online for NGOs, private and public sector.

Traveled over 35 countries learning and lived in across 4 Continents (countries including Brazil, Mauritius, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Malaysia, Indonesia, US, Portugal. Now, back in Brazil).

Passionate about finding metaphors for life lessons in practical activities – like surf and tango dancing. Also a part-time jewelry maker.

Always excited about talking communities and mentoring aspiring or early stage founders. Let’s chat!