John Matson

Managing Director for Voyager HQ

Voyager HQ is a club connecting startup founders, corporate partners, and investors in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Since its inception two years ago when I started as Digital Director, Voyager HQ has grown to over 1,000 members, with a vibrant community workspace in the Flatiron/Chelsea area of Manhattan, the Voyager Clubhouse, that is home to 27 companies and over 70 members.

I’m also the Co-Director for Startup Grind NYC, a global community in over 250 cities around the world, united by the mission of educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I helped launch and am now on the leadership council of a non-profit, the NYC Innovation Collective, a network of innovation leaders from over 80 incubators and accelerators coming together to raise the bar for entrepreneurial leadership.

In my 5 to 9, I co-host a podcast called… 5 to 9, highlighting people who work on compelling side projects, whether artistic or entrepreneurial.

On a simplistic level, I establish value propositions, create growth strategies, and leverage market opportunities to maximize profits. I like helping others do the same. My skillset and background are primarily in marketing, sales, and community development.

Lots of hats, short on time. Music, art, and film lover. Design and coding enthusiast.