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INNOVATION - ENTREPRENEURSHIP - STRATEGY - LEADERSHIP
WHO I AM
I facilitate STEM innnovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship by designing and delivering training and coaching for researchers and entrepreneurs in both academic and nonacademic settings. I also teach entrepreneurship and strategy courses at the MBA level. I have had three careers: in magazine and software publishing (primarily at start-ups), in financial services (mainly leading internal corporate start-ups and turnarounds) and in academia. I am now in my fourth career doing part-time teaching at the Carlson School of Management and for the I-Corps Great Lakes Region Hub, as well as consulting through Isles Growth Initiative LLC.
At the University of Minnesota, I led MIN-Corps, educating thousands of researchers on technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, many of whom went on to become successful entrepreneurs raising tens of millions in commercialization research grants and equity. I also was a co-PI of the NSF Great Lakes I-Corps Hub, co-associate director - Innovation Ecosystem for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, and senior personnel - Innovation Pillar for the ATP-Bio NSF Engineering Research Center.
I have a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a PhD in business administration from the Carlson School of Management. For the latest on what I've been doing, here's my LinkedIn profile.
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