Hayley Johnston

Connie Gallagher

Program Coordinator
Hayley has been immersed in the St. Louis Innovation Ecosystem as the Director of Gateway Venturing Mentoring Service and as the Administrator for the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Pro Bono Program helping a 5 state region of low income inventors secure pro bono patents. Having the experiences of starting several businesses herself and growing up with entrepreneurial parents she understands first-hand what is needed to grow and succeed when launching a new venture. Hayley consults with local start-ups to help with branding, website design, and marketing strategy. She is a board member of the Benton Park Dog Park, a nonprofit dog park she is working to establish in her neighborhood. Hayley has a Masters of Social Work with a focus in Social and Economic Development and Policy from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.