Cecilia Wessinger is an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder and founder of Mass Collaboration. Her current role supporting ecosystem building practioners as a consultant with the Kauffman Foundation unites her dedication to empowerment and equity, with her love of community culture. As certified Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias facilitator, she moves conversations beyond diversity and inclusion to connecting, engaging and belonging. Her entrepreneurship path lead to winning the food and retail division of the Tulsa Start-Up Series, former lead organizer of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups, SXSW Pitch Advisory Member and an multiple year US delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and several US SBA grant competitions. Cecilia is a board member of Startup Champions Network and the Institute for Work and the Economy, and has served on over a dozen non-profit boards in her local community ranging from the arts to education and entrepreneurship. She is a former travel industry professional who has lived, worked and traveled throughout the world. Her favorite person is her son, JD who is currently exploring and enjoying his own global adventures; though Bruce Springsteen in high on her list.