February Coffee Club with Brooke Bains

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT
Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) – Texas Innovation Center – 2nd Floor, 2.518

Coffee Club brings faculty, staff, graduate students, and researchers together from across campus to talk about translational research projects, disclosed discoveries, and emerging technologies, and to meet other potential startup collaborators. A time where Longhorn Tech Nation innovators network and learn more about UT Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Coffee and light bites provided.

Brooke Bains is an experienced company builder, operator, and go-to-market leader with over 20 years of driving growth for early-stage and established companies. She began her career in real estate investment banking and received foundational go-to-market training launching products and building territories in healthcare. On the eve of the 2008 financial crisis, Brooke returned to her finance roots with CoreLogic, an early-stage mortgage tech and analytics company, where she built a multi-million-dollar consumer banking portfolio and developed analytic solutions for regulatory stakeholders to reopen the capital markets. CoreLogic went public in 2010.

From 2008-2017, Brooke co-founded and bootstrapped DME Consulting Group (now Periscope), a multi-million dollar payer-centered healthcare tech and consulting company that continues to thrive. After completing her MBA at Pepperdine, Brooke began working with VC and PE-backed tech companies in go-to-market leadership roles. She co-developed one of the first AI-guided selling and recommendation engines with IBM Watson. IBM acquired the technology a few years later. Most recently, she served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with Techstars and led revenue operations for a robotics company acquired by DoorDash.

Currently, Brooke is an Operating Partner with Step Change Innovations, building the consumer portfolio for science-backed functional foods. She is also an angel investor, advisor, and board member focused on purpose-driven brands and leveraging her operator experience to drive growth.

Brooke’s newest venture, Bold Enterprise, provides a unique model for building sustainable and profitable companies that align with life strategies. She aims to inspire a non traditional perspective on how leaders can build fulfilling lives while creating massively valuable companies.