Tim Hampton, Wacif’s Entrepreneurship Coach works closely with clients as a trainer, coach, and loan underwriter, and also takes a lead on policy advocacy. Tim joined Wacif in 2013. He managed the Enterprise DC program to support unemployed DC residents seeking to start businesses, and he created and currently leads the Ascend Capital Accelerator, an intensive entrepreneurship training program. Previously, Tim served as the Digital Arts Director at VisArts, an organization that creates artistic opportunities for the community. In this role, he planned and coordinated technology classes, supervised instructors, and established the Youth Design Team – a business internship program that enables students to produce technology solutions for small businesses and nonprofits while learning web design and screen printing. Prior to his work at VisArts, Tim coordinated special education technology projects at the Academy for Educational Development, including the launch of idea.ed.gov.
He has been a public school teacher, college instructor, Wired Woods teacher, and, as a District of Columbia resident, is an advocate for D.C. voting rights. Tim is a graduate of Carleton College.