The Runway Team


Joe has a passion for helping entrepreneurs and corporations to innovate. He was an early co-founder of StartX, an accelerator for Stanford entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Runway, Joe taught at the Kauffman Fellows Academy and was a Data Analyst Fellow at LocoMotive Labs. Joe started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and spent two years teaching bilingual math with Teach For America. Joe holds a BS in Atmosphere & Energy Engineering from Stanford University.

Joe Vasquez


Katie is passionate about cross-sector collaboration, empowering entrepreneurs and using technology to facilitate positive social impact. After graduating from Harvard in 2012, Katie worked for a travel company as an International Sales Manager and oversaw the company’s sustainable income generating projects in the Fijian highlands. Before joining Runway, Katie worked at Singularity University helping corporate clients plug into Silicon Valley and identify disruptive growth opportunities.

Katie Doherty


Talla Bavand is a San Francisco native, who graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 in English Literature. With a background in customer service, Talla brings her people skills to Runway and is excited to help Runway grow as a company.

Talla Bavand

Manager, Operations

Stella joined the Runway team in 2015 after earning a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. With over 8 years of experience working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Stella has a passion for improving the community on a local and global level. Her background in Education, Client Relations, and the Restaurant Industry has led Stella to enter the startup community with an array of talents that she now brings to Runway.

Stella Munro

Manager, Events & Partnerships

Tyler Steinke

Manager, Innovation & Marketing

Melvin immigrated to United States at the age of 7 and is a San Francisco native. He graduated from SFSU with a degree in economics in 2009. Before joining Runway, Melvin started his own pop up restaurant and clothing line in Manila.

Melvin Pomento

Social Media Manager