Managing Partner
  • Community Building
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Startups
  • Venture Capital

Chris Heivly is an accomplished executive in the software-technology sector with proven experience in marketing, sales, business development, investment finance and operations.

His accomplishments include:

  • One of the co-founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B)
  • Managing Director of 77 Capital ($25M Venture Fund)
  • CEO, COO or President of several companies ranging in size from $200k to $20M in annual revenue.

Chris is currently one of two Managing Directors of THE STARTUP FACTORY, a seed-level investment fund making 10-14 new investments per year. In addition to TSF, Chris is the founder of the Big Top Job Fair and a national writer and speaker about startups and startup communities.

Past and Upcoming Gigs

June 26, 2014

Building the Fort: A Metaphor for Starting Anything

Entrepreneur Luncheon

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
March 22, 2014

Building the Fort: A Metaphor for Starting Anything


November 7, 2013

Fostering an Entrepreneurial Community in Any City

Startups @ The City Club

The City Club of Cleveland
November 1, 2013


2013 CEO National Conference

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization