The Idea Village

Mike Eckert


2014 IDEAxcelerator Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Mike Eckert is seasoned business executive with particular skills in start up businesses and early stage investing. Professionally he was a member of the launch team of The Weather Channel and served as its CEO for 14 years. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pathfire a digital asset management and distribution start up. Mike currently is actively engaged in various facets of the early stage eco-system, as Vice Chairman of the national Angel Capital Association, Past Chairman of the Atlanta Technology Angels, Fellow in Georgia Tech’s VentureLab program, Mentor Steering Committee at the Advanced Technology Development Center, Executive Committee of Start-Up Atlanta, board member of many early stage companies, active angel investor and limited partner in a number of venture capital funds.