Travis Sheridan is the Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at St. Louis County Economic Council. Sheridan is responsible for program development and implementation, recruiting and managing the growth of entrepreneurs, and increasing the level of collaboration within the biotech community. Furthermore, Sheridan’s role includes promoting St. Louis’ biotech ecosystem in an effort to strengthen the region’s position as a global industry leader.
Before moving to St. Louis from Fresno, California, Sheridan led client recruitment and development at the Central Valley Business Incubator’s Water, Energy & Technology Center, where he worked extensively with early stage ventures in the areas of water technology, renewable energy, agricultural technology and web and mobile application software development. Sheridan was successful in helping clients secure more than $20 million in venture funding, create over 1,000 jobs and launch more than 100 new businesses.
Sheridan co-founded 59DaysOfCode, central California’s only web and mobile application showcase and competition, and operated a 24/7/365 co-working facility, called The Hashtag, which provides collaboration and work space for more than120 members.
Sheridan possesses a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fresno Pacific University, a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Alliant University, and has completed the coursework for his doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of LaVerne.