Vanessa Samaniego

Investor Education Operations

Vanessa manages operations for the Education team at 500 Startups. She ensures each Venture Capital Unlocked program runs smoothly while coordinating logistics and communications with various partners. In addition, she works closely with program participants throughout the recruitment, application, and interview process. Before her time at 500 Startups, Vanessa worked for mission focused companies across a diverse set of industries. She holds a B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame.