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Tyler Chevéz Mathews

Executive vice president of Pappos Holding, a food and beverage company. Previously ran a 30K+ community of aspiring and early-stage founders. Board member of Fabricatorz Foundation supporting creative technologists.

Selected Work

Pappos Holding / Fast-growing family-owned food and beverage company / Executive Vice President / 2021–present

Venture Café St. Louis / Nonprofit supporting innovators, entrepreneurs, and makers hosting the largest weekly conference for founders in the US. Included 7,000 sqft event and free workspace and pre-accelerator programs for education entrepreneurs and SaaS startups / Executive director / 2017–2021

Fabricatorz Foundation / Global art and technology studio supporting creative initiatives such as the Open COVID Pledge, Bassel Khartabil Fellowship, Art Hack Day, Openclipart, and more / Board / 2018– present

Bassel Khartabil Fellowship / Awards $50,000 + support to an outstanding individual developing open culture in their communities / Advisor / 2017–2020

Venture School / 12-week course turning aspiring entrepreneurs’ ideas into real companies / Director / 2019–2020

O.N.G. / Art and music series produced with support from Red Bull to highlight underground and emerging sounds / 2014–2019

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital / First pediatric bridge hospital / Marketing director / 2004–2016

MBA from Maryville University St. Louis

Other projects

SCALE: Sensorium. Curated the second on-chain edition of SCALE which includes poems, essays, and artworks from eight contributors making meaning of the new sensorium. Released at the Creative Commons Summit. Available for purchase / 2022

GODPILLED (Twitter Spaces), a four-plus hour open discussion with 700+ participants on Twitter Spaces regarding the intersection of emerging trends in art, theory, and God. The archive can be found here and here / 2022

GODPILLED. Podcast discussing art and God with musicians and artists / 2022–present (currently on pause)

Time, 2021. Two-hour ephemeral performance, only viewable by God, in which I sat on a rock on a lake for two hours / 2021

Maintenance, 2021. One-hour ephemeral performance, only viewable by God, in which I clean my house / 2021

PaintLouis. International graffiti event hosted at the largest graffiti wall in the world. Sponsor and artist and event support / 2019, 2022

Art Hack Day. An event for hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is tech. Organized the first Art Hack Day in the midwest (and probably the last) / 2017

Disquiet Junto Project 0292: Eclipse. Collaborated with Disquiet to host a junto to create eclipse-inspired sounds / 2017

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