Matt Curtis is a New York based advisor and serial entrepreneur. Since 2000, Matt has brought quick scale to brands, media companies and digital products that deliver impact. As a serial founder, Matt has created several companies including Industry Digital, a digital and creative think-tank, Symagio, an IT consultancy and a commercial development group, Buildsource, based in the South.
Matt now works at TED, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. As Director of Global Partnerships at TED, Matt leads a team that creates global consulting and business partnerships tied to the TED brand across media, conferences and it’s extended products. This includes TED.com, TED’s TV and radio programs worldwide, notably Radio Hour on NPR, TED Weekends on Huffington Post and the TED Institute, an initiative designed to ignite curiosity and transform corporate culture around ideas.
Matt is an advisor to entrepreneurs solving meaningful problems and currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the UNC's Kenan-Flager School of Business. Matt holds dual B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and splits his time between New York and North Carolina.