Phoebe Pincus

Phoebe Pincus

Chief of Staff, Startmate

What do you do at Blackbird?

My job is to amplify the impact of Startmate's team and community! This includes a focus on team engagement and infrastructure, streamlining systems and breaking down silos to build a cohesive internal community

What did you do before Blackbird?

I spent the first 5 years of my career as first a CSM, then a product manager, and finally general manager at an awesome company called Elevate Education. They run a bunch of engagement-focused products with high school students including study skills workshops, a game-changing PBL curriculum and most recently and AI essay writing platform

What do you believe that others do not?

I think this is becoming an increasingly common viewpoint but I don't believe in free will. Everyone is just a product of their genetics/epigenetics/experiences and their decisions and behaviour reflect that!

What ideas are you excited by right now?

(1) I think it's crazy that if you ask 50 people who work in education 'what is the purpose of high school' you will probably get 50 different answers - so any form of radical change in the education space is extremely exciting!
(2) The women's fellowship @ Startmate. I went through this and it was a game changer. Get 100 ambitious, incredibly talented and supportive women in a (zoom) room and who knows what will happen next...