Unconventional Connections

Ryan is director of the thINCubator, founder of the Rust Belt Startup podcast, and a Figure-Outer(er).

Ryan Miller connects big ideas, communities, stories, and people. Ryan will share some of the most important stories and conversations he’s had with individuals living unconventional lives. Stories abound of how the internet and media landscape divide us. But we sometimes overlook how they continue to make the world smaller and create connections across space and time.

Ryan Miller is Director of MVCC’s ThINCubator, where he’s worked with over 300 entrepreneurs, students, makers, hackers, refugees and seasoned business owners to solve problems, build businesses and create opportunity.
He’s the founder of Rust Belt Startup where he acts as a creative mercenary – building websites, telling stories, producing podcasts including his own Rust Belt Startup, and marketing strategies for small businesses and great causes.
Ryan is a Figure-outer-er and has an addiction to learning and building. He’s one of the founders of TEDxUtica, The Utica Firefly Storytelling Series, and Detour Utica. He’s a member of UU Utica, a curious traveler, recovering singer/songwriter and most importantly a husband and a dad.