Chris Schultz

Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director, Launch Pad

Chris Schultz is a seasoned expert in high-growth startups and expansion in momentum markets. He’s an active angel investor and has spent 15+ years bringing together the “doers” of the world—startups that have raised hundreds of millions in venture capital and created 5,000+ jobs. He founded Launch Pad, a startup workspace and community for entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals in New Orleans in 2009. As an early-stage investor in New Orleans, Chris was the first check in to Lucid and served as a board member as it grew from 1 to 220 employees and recently raised $60mm. In 2018, he guided the expansion to new markets in Newark, Memphis, and Nashville and plans to continue the expansion to 25 more locations by 2020.