Director, BIV Generation Food Rural Partners

Mike is a Venture Discovery Director at BIV’s Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP). Prior to joining BIV, Mike worked with early-stage startups in developing growth, commercialization, and fundraising strategies at the University of Delaware, the Delaware Innovation Space, Dreamit Ventures, and as an independent advisor.

He is a lifelong entrepreneur, founding his first business before graduating college. After graduation, he established, merged, led, and sold several boutique digital media & marketing companies. When not accelerating businesses, he can often be found in the cab of a steam locomotive while volunteering as a railroad locomotive engineer and conductor at Steamtown National Historic Site.


Mike Rinkunas