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Cheek named EVP of Entrepreneurship at Greensboro Chamber
GREENSBORO — Joey Cheek will join the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce as its Executive Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Chamber President & CEO Brent Christensen announced today.
“Joey brings unique and real-world experience to our entrepreneurship efforts,” Christensen said. “As we continue to work with our community’s colleges and universities to keep their incredible talent and technology in Greensboro, we believe Joey’s experience and enthusiasm will elevate our programming and build an infrastructure to support our thriving startup community.”
A Greensboro native and a graduate of Dudley High School, Cheek is a World and Olympic Champion in the sport of speedskating. After being named to the TIME 100 Most Influential, an Inaugural Heisman Humanitarian Award winner, and included in the NC Sports Hall of Fame, Cheek has spent the last 10 years in the tech and startup worlds building technology for Fortune 100 companies and launching a venture-backed company.
“Starting companies is harder than anything I’ve ever done – including winning the Olympics – and I have the scars to prove it. If the Greensboro Chamber and the programming provided by Launch Greensboro can help aid entrepreneurs on that journey, then we’ve succeeded.”
Cheek returned to Greensboro in 2021 with his wife and son. “We knew we needed to be somewhere incredible to raise him. Being back in Greensboro continues to amaze us with the quality of life. Life here beats Denver, LA, NYC, any of the places we’ve lived before.”
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