Réka Barabás is passionate about education, professional development, and designing learning experiences that foster the entrepreneurial mindset. With a background in nonprofit management, she serves as a consultant and Chief Relationship Officer for the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC), a network of NEO higher education institutions with strong entrepreneurship programs. Prior to this role, Réka led the Young Entrepreneur Market for the Young Entrepreneur Institute, coaching student entrepreneurs and educators through the process of starting and growing a product-based business. She also led the Cleveland chapter of an accelerator program that offers female entrepreneurs education, mentoring, and access to capital. She served as the first Executive Director of The International Entrepreneur (TIE) Ohio and as the Director of the International Visitor Leadership Program at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.
Réka holds an MA from Bowling Green State University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University. She is a proud graduate of the Cleveland Bridge Builders leadership development program and was featured as one of Crain’s “40 under 40.”