Social entrepreneur, tech startup CEO, writer and aspiring world-changer.
Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding her license as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in Minnesota. She graduated college at the age of 19 and finished her M.B.A. at the age of 21 through the Liberty University School of Business.
By day, Utley is a Managing Editor in Global Business Solutions at Mayo Clinic, formerly a product manager working on mobile and web technology. As an entrepreneur, Utley is the founder of three startup initiatives: More Than An Addict, a non-profit organization seeking to empower individuals in recovery from addiction through the financial support of education, employment, and entrepreneurship; Doc’s Recovery Housing, Inc., an innovative model to addiction treatment that will be the first of its kind in Minnesota and throughout the nation, slated to open early 2017; and Tinua, a startup technology company developing a digital platform and a mobile application that will allow users to re-allocate gift card breakage towards social causes.
Utley was invited to speak at TEDxZumbroRiver in May 2016, was named one of the 35 under 35 by the Minnesota Business Magazine in August 2016, and is a member of the Forbes Under 30 community. She is a regular contributor with Forbes, writing on mental health, entrepreneurship, and social good.