Jaclyn Allen is a strategic connector and community builder. As Head of Programs & Operations for Philly Startup Leaders, Jaclyn works closely with founders of all stages to connect them to the resources they need the most. Before joining Philly Startup Leaders, Jaclyn taught high school students with disabilities the skills needed to land jobs and retain employment. She went on to work for a startup that taught similar job-readiness skills using technology. It was this introduction to the Philly startup community, along with her passion for people, that led Jaclyn to work with entrepreneurs.