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StartUp Hutch Welcomes New Entrepreneur Navigator, Mario Hawkins-Myers

StartUp Hutch is thrilled to introduce our newest addition to the team: Mario Hawkins-Myers, who has joined us as an Entrepreneur Navigator! Mario brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic background in digital marketing, community service, and entrepreneurial support. 


Hawkins is a seasoned digital marketing professional with over six years of experience in developing and executing complex marketing campaigns and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Kansas State University.  


“I am excited to contribute to Reno County’s reputation as a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity, guiding and supporting local entrepreneurs in their journey to success,” said Mario Hawkins-Myers, Entrepreneur Navigator of StartUp Hutch. 


In his new role as Entrepreneur Navigator, Mario aims to ignite and support entrepreneurial activity through extensive public outreach, events, and open communication. He is committed to building a vibrant start-up community by connecting entrepreneurs at all stages with experienced business owners, professional service providers, and local government. 


"We're excited to welcome Mario to the StartUp Hutch team," said Jackson Swearer, Executive Director of StartUp Hutch. "His extensive marketing background, combined with his passion for community service and entrepreneurship, will be invaluable in fostering a thriving start-up ecosystem here in Reno County." 


For more information on StartUp Hutch and its programs, visit or contact Jackson Swearer at

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