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Location: Phoenix, AZ
Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Derek started the Gangplank collaborative incubator in 2008 to help other local entrepreneurs connect and overcome the difficulty in starting a new venture.
Prior to Gangplank, Derek spent fifteen years as a software engineer, formed the largest non-profit soccer organization in Arizona, helped launch Integrum Technologies a successful software consulting firm and spoke publicly on Free Software issues for the Free Software Foundation. Today Derek continues to work with Gangplank to help launch new and exciting businesses including Date Designer, Authority Labs and Simple Seating. Recently Derek co-founded a mobile device consulting agency Held.