Maria Dykstra is an author, speaker and a technology entrepreneur. She spent 14 years at Microsoft helping Fortune 100 brands create exciting marketing campaigns. In February of 2012, she left her “dream job” to become an entrepreneur. In just 4 years she turned TreDigital  into a global brand with a strong network of partners. Maria’s award-winning marketing insights were featured in Forbes, Alleywatch, and other top publications. Maria supports the Seattle startup ecosystem as an advisor and a board member for several emerging companies and women leadership organizations. She is a leader and a mentor for Founder Institute (one of the largest startup accelerator), Startup Weekend, Jolkona and many more.