Erik Mitisek

Erik Mitisek is the Founder and President of Highwing focused on delivering digital solutions to improve insurance carrier and broker relationships. Erik is a seasoned business builder and innovator, having either served as the founder, CEO, or working directly for founders, building five companies from inception. Erik has led the development of the business, with a focus on product and growth, in almost all his companies working to connect market opportunities to new products and industries. Always following the trends in the market, he has created companies in the music, real estate, financial services and online travel industries. Insurance is next. Erik’s passion outside of business is the innovation community nationally. Erik previously led University of Denver’s Project XITE, which is a leading innovation program in the region. He founded Denver Startup Week, the largest free entrepreneurial event in North America; created the Commons on Champa, an incubator for emerging start-ups and Denver’s hub for entrepreneurship; and led the launch of Startup Colorado and BuiltInColorado. In 2016, Erik was appointed Chief Innovation Officer of the State of Colorado by Governor John W. Hickenlooper, a role he held through January 2019. Outside of Highwing, Erik serves on numerous boards in the community.

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