Ronen Olshansky – Senior Advisor Accelerator Development
Ronen is an entrepreneur with a background in finance and technology, and a passion for working with early stage companies. He is the co-founder and CEO of Cross Campus, a vibrant hub of collaboration, education and inspiration that launched in Los Angeles last fall. Purpose-built around the needs of entrepreneurs, Cross Campus is both an environment and community that empowers entrepreneurs to build great businesses. Previously, Ronen was a founder or executive at a number of early stage companies in the software, real estate, cleantech and non profit sectors. It wasn’t until a few years out of college, years spent working for massive companies, some of which no longer exist today (Lehman Brothers, Arthur Andersen), that Ronen began to pursue riskier ventures. From that point, he has worked as programmer and software architect, salesman and CFO and his work has taken him to places like London, Moscow and Brazil. Cross Campus is the culmination of this journey and gives Ronen the opportunity to pursue his true passion – that of working closely with entrepreneurs. Ronen graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a mentor at the LA Cleantech Incubator, a board member of the Yale Club of Los Angeles, and an advisor to various local startups. In his spare time, he has no spare time, to the chagrin of his loving, supportive wife and their two children.