Managing Director, Portfolio
Lesa Mitchell is a Managing Director, supporting High Alpha Innovation’s growing portfolio of founders and continued engagements in healthcare and higher education. A University of Kansas graduate, she comes to High Alpha Innovation by way of accelerator program Techstars, where she served as General Manager, investing in early stage CEOs and supporting corporate partners. For ten years prior, Lesa was a Vice President at the Kauffman Foundation, where she designed, implemented, and scaled models focused on initiating new markets and recovering markets in support of economic growth. Lesa is based in Kansas City.