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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

Co-hosted GODPILLED, a discussion on emerging trends in art, theory, and God. Discussion hosted 700+ participants on Twitter Spaces. The archive can be found here and here / 2022

GODPILLED. Podcast discussing art and God with musicians and artists / 2022–present

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

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

PaintLouis 2019, 2022. Sponsor, artist, and event support.

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