Clint Nelsen is the Founder of Tomato Battle, a massive tomato fight complete with beer and live bands being organized in multiple cities. Clint also serves as the Managing Partner at Startup Labs, an early stage fund investing in tech companies.
Clint is Co-Founder and remains a director of Startup Weekend. Through the course of his work he has been featured in many publications around the world including the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Glamour Magazine and has spoken at Stanford University and serves as a mentor to many startup accelerator programs.
Currently, he and Kathleen Kennedy serve as the two board members building an organization called “The Common Good”. Based in Seattle; Clint is obsessed with startups. In his spare time Clint is a pilot, enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and photography. Prior to Startup Weekend Clint was an analyst for Private Valuations Inc valuing privately held companies; he received his degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin in 2006.
Max Kraner is the soulless, ginger, Co-Founder of Tomato Battle, a massive tomato fight complete with beer and live music being organized in multiple cities. He DJ’ed his way through college, where he received his degrees with Honors in Transportation/Logistics and Marketing Management from the University of Arkansas in 2004. Prior to Tomato Battle Max did the 9-5 as a Supply Chain Logistics and Operations Manager for JB Hunt Transport, while living a secret double-life as a tomato-crushing party animal. Upon realizing that he could seize his own destiny and profitably combine his gift for merry-making with his dreams of world domination, he launched Tomato Battle with his old friend Clint and never looked back. In his spare time Max enjoys speaking Spanish and Mandarin, wakeboarding, boating, snowboarding, surfing, and music. And ladies, he’s single!