Heather Gilchrist


Works at:
RAK Tech Fund
Location in:
Washington, D.C., United States of America


• Georgetown MBA Merit Scholar
• Activities and Offices: Elected Cohort Representative, Student Ambassador (Planning Committee), Georgetown Women in Business, Georgetown Student Consulting Group, GEMA, GEMA Law, Home Court.
• Relevant Coursework: Venture Capital, Measuring and Creating Value, Technology Strategy, Understanding Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Marketing, and Corporate Finance.
• Honors and Awards: Honor Award full tuition merit scholarship, James Farquhar Award (2001), National Merit Scholar, Florida Undergraduate Scholar, Blue Ribbon Committee, Florida Emerging Leaders Conference delegate (2000); Dean’s List (1999-2000).
• Activities: NSU Student Government Association (President, 1999-2000; VP of Legislative Affairs, 1999; VP of Judicial Affairs, 1999; Director of Campus Entertainment, 1998-1999); NSU Theatrical Society (1999-2000). Study Abroad: Cambridge, England (Summer 2000).

Heather has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Heather speaks

  • English
  • Spanish

Heather has experience in

  • Arts
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Technology

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2011 – present

VP, Investments

RAK Tech Fund , United States of America
  • Establishing and monitoring deal flow of potential technology investments at seed stage stage angel investment (private equity) fund; building the brand of the fund; bridging the worlds of entrepreneurship and education through outreach and mentorship; and developing native technologies to foster the goals of the fund.
(Jan – May)

Strategy and Policy Consultant

The Mobile Internet Content Coalition , United States of America
  • Created and cultivate social media presence for mobile content trade association; proposed and develop Entrepreneur-In-Residence program; develop and foster member networking initiatives to connect entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, advisors, and allies; evaluate policy proposals and recommend policy positions; and advocate policy positions to interested parties.
2007 – 2009

Director of Academics

Grockit, Inc. , United States of America
  • Founding member of venture-backed educational technology startup; profiled target market and developed competitive strategy; teamed with software developers to create and refine offerings and user interface for five product lines; hired and directed global academic team; developed curriculum and content; created internal systems for the academic team; and budgeted academic initiatives.
1999 – 2007

Master Teacher/Curriculum Writer/Teacher Trainer

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions , United States of America
  • Redesigned teacher training program used worldwide; interviewed, trained, and mentored teachers and tutors; developed 35 hours of curriculum for LSAT program; taught graduate level test preparation classroom courses and private tutoring students (LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT); and hosted marketing events for the second highest-grossing center in the country.
2001 – 2003

Associate Director

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival , United States of America
  • Managed in-house cinema; oversaw film distribution traffic; coordinated events and fundraisers; maintained bookkeeping records; prepared grant proposals; designed and produced fundraising literature; assisted with marketing and public relations efforts; participated in film markets; and served as a liaison for film industry professionals and guests.


Not a member of any clubs


  • PADI® Open Water Diver
  • American Red Cross® CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, and Water Safety Instruction certifications

Additional Info

GMAT Score:
  • American