Velocity Garage Director Mike Kirkup Leaves for Fintech Startup

After four years of working to create “the best place in the world to build a startup,” director Mike Kirkup is leaving Velocity.

“I truly love the team we have built at Velocity and will miss working with them every day,” he wrote online.

He plans to work on a startup himself.

“After four incredible years building the best startup program in the world, the startup bug has bit me and the time has come for me to work at a startup myself,” he wrote.

Kirkup has accepted the CTO role at Encircle, enterting the white-hot financial technology space.

Encircle is moving out of the Velocity Garage and into space within the Communitech Hub.