About Mike Hopkins

Mike brings a unique combination of experience to BSI, from working in product development at Harley-Davidson Motor Company for 16 years, to starting his own product development company Make Stuff Happen. In between, he worked for a number of startups, including Schoolrunner. His end-to-end product development perspective comes from experience serving as an engineer, project leader, program and product manager, and entrepreneur across a variety of industries including transportation, consumer goods, software (SaaS), edtech, healthtech and professional services.

Mike is our Director of Product Development and manages Launchpad, helping high growth companies by investing our resources as a partner in the development process. In addition to managing our Launchpad portfolio, he is responsible for BSI’s product development process and program management function.

Mike has his Masters of Science in Product Design and Development Management degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). He is co-director of Google Startup Grind Milwaukee and is a mentor at mHub Chicago and gener8tor.