Michael Trafton (Mikey to his friends) is a serial entrepreneur from Austin, Texas. He is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Metro Cinema, an innovative new cinema concept launching in New York City in 2023.
A serial entrepreneur, Mikey is an expert in building high performance teams with amazing cultures. Prior to starting Metro Cinema, Mikey ran technology companies in the IT Services, Real Estate, and Healthcare IT industries. He also served as Chief Brand Officer at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, called "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly.
Mikey has a passion for helping first time entrepreneurs reach their goals through mentoring, coaching, and investing. He co-founded Capital Factory, Texas' premier startup accelerator, and is an investor, advisor, and board member to several Texas startups. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Entrepreneurship and Company Culture.
Mikey holds a degree in Computer Science from Rice University.