Alec SternEntrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor, Investor
Alec Stern is currently the co-founder of the recently launched Handy Cane (www.thehandycane.com), an award winning, patented all-in-one walking cane and reaching grabber. Concurrently, Alec is co-founder of Most Corp., which designs, manufactures and delivers patented consumer independent assurance products, precision motion products and medical devices.
Previously, Alec was the Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Executive in Residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT 2007, Acquired by Endurance International Nasdaq: EIGI 2016). Alec is a member of Constant Contact’s founding team as one of the original three in an attic. During his tenure with the company through IPO and acquisition, he assumed a wide range of responsibilities and senior roles in strategic partnerships, channels and business development. Alec was also responsible for the creation and development of Constant Contact’s channel partner programs and spearheaded strategic innovation, community-based entrepreneurism and vertical industry thought leadership for the company.
Engaging with hundreds of startups and small businesses annually, Alec serves as a judge, mentor and advisor for accelerators, schools, universities and programs including TechStars, MassChallenge, MIT Start Smart, Harvard University, MIT Launch, Lean Startup Challenge, the Stevie Awards and the United Way Youth Venture. As an angel investor and limited partner in the G20 Venture Fund, Alec is also an investor in several rising companies. He has been a featured speaker for international, national and regional small business, startup, nonprofit and industry conferences, colleges and universities. Alec is active on the Board of Directors for organizations including BoardOnTrack, Handy Cane and Most Corporation. He is an appointed member of the City of Boston Neighborhood Innovation District Committee, the 128 Innovation Committee and Boston’s Small Business Advisory Council as well as a founding organizer of the CityStart Boston Civic Innovation program. Alec holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS from Syracuse University.