Karen Borchert

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Karen is the VP of Strategic Initiatives at Phase2, an open source software company in Washington, DC. Karen manages the portfolio of research and development investments that Phase2 makes in open source software projects and strategic ventures.

Applying her experience creating and scaling a national non-profit organization as well as a background in product development for accessible mobile technology, Karen’s passion is in the strategic development of products and services that serve a greater good.

Karen received her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, where she now sits on the board for their Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, she received her MBA from Georgetown University.

For fun, Karen loves to run, cook, and frequent any farmers market she can find. Karen lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband Taylor, and her three little ones, Ady, Charlie, and this summer’s newest addition — Campbell.