Herb Sih is Managing Partner of Think Big Partners, an early stage, technology focused hybrid business incubator, startup accelerator and innovation consulting firm located in Kansas City and St. Louis. Think Big Partners’ (Think Big) core focus is to identify high value emerging technologies and entrepreneur teams and accelerate them to commercial success. Think Big works in the areas of emerging technology commercialization, corporate venturing and innovation partnering, workspace design consulting and entrepreneur cluster based economic development.
Think Big was started in October 2010 and has assisted over 450 companies around the world. Think Big is a Microsoft Ventures partner (one of only a few in the world) and has developed technology / apps for their platforms. Think Big has hosted open innovation competitions, hackathons and other innovation and entrepreneur related events for numerous Fortune 1000 companies and communities.
Prior to co-founding Think Big Partners, Herb spent 14 years in the investment industry with Merrill Lynch, AG Edwards and a venture capital fund. Additionally, Herb has started numerous companies, several of which became Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 companies, and has sold several of them. Herb is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development.
Herb is a board member for The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, The Full Employment Council, various community task forces and several private companies.
Prior to working in the private sector, Herb was a military pilot in the United States Army. Herb attended the University of Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
Herb lives in Kansas City with his wife Melinda, three children. In his infrequent spare time he is an avid photographer, aspiring musician and a marginal D-league hockey player.