Meet the judges: Robert Kieffer


We are thrilled to be welcoming a great panel of judges for Startup Weekend. They have diverse expertise to really look at the merits of the Startup Weekend Pitches from a variety of disciplines. This series of posts will introduce them one by one.

Robert Kieffer
Co-Founder Techspace Bend

Robert Kieffer is a Silicon Valley startup veteran and Central Oregon tech community evangelist.  His 25-year career includes tenures at five fortune 500 companies, three successful internet startups, and two other startups that were “good learning experiences”.  He is the cofounder of Techspace Bend, a board member of the Tech Alliance for Central Oregon, and sporadic mentor for Founders Pad.  Currently he works on Facebook’s chat team and, locally, is promoting the creation of a “makerspace” to help inventors, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists find the tools, space, and training needed to realize their product visions.  He is also the often-abused jungle gym for his awesome 4-year old boy.