Beverly Parenti is a serial entrepreneur, specializing in the advancement of innovative technologies. Along with longtime business partner and husband, Chris Redlitz, she launched their non profit, The LastMile (TLM), in 2010, at San Quentin State Prison which she currently directs. The goal of TLM is to provide education and training inside prison, resulting in gainful employment for returned citizen graduates, thereby reducing recidivism. TLM has become one of the most requested prison education programs in the United States. It is the first program to offer a computer programming curriculum that teaches men and women to become software engineers. TLM is in five California prisons (including two women’s facilities) and will open it's first out of state program at the Indiana Women's Prison. All TLM “Returned Citizen Graduates” are prospering personally and professionally with 0% recidivism. Beverly’s professional experience includes digital media, online payment solutions, e-commerce, financial services, advertising, tech incubators, and consumer products. She transitioned into technology as a founding member of First Virtual Holdings, the first secure online payment system that she helped take public. She enjoys being a mentor to aspiring women entrepreneurs and is a proud silver medal recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Award. Other awards include the Lynn Ingham Community Service Award, San Quentin News Excellence in Leadership Award, and CalPIA’s Community Partnership Award for providing Second Chances for California’s reformed workforce. Speaking engagements include: TedX, Stanford, Dartmouth, University of Michigan, Dent, EOC Annual Conference, Unreasonable Institute, The White House and NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center. TLM panel discussions have been featured at various conferences including The White House South by South Lawn, TechCrunch Justice, and SXSW.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, part of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, BCRI reaches more than 150,000 individuals each year though award-winning programs and services.
Brandi Rickels is a team member at Stanford eCorner who believes in the powerful combination of evidence and imagination. Their mission: create content that helps entrepreneurs bring bold ideas to life and supports educators in developing thoughtful innovators.
The Breaking Into Startups Podcast is the #1 podcast for people switching careers and it has surpassed over 1 million downloads. Not only has it been selected as one of the top podcasts by Entrepreneur magazine, but stories featured on the podcast have also been regularly featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Black Enterprise, AfroTech, and many other publications. Past guests include Gary Vaynerchuck, Alexis Ohanian, Dan Rosensweig, Austen Allred, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Young Guru, Balaji Srinivasan, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, and 100+ other guests. Each episode focuses on tactical advice for how to start a new career or upskill in your current one and the most powerful stories are the once featuring the workers where they deconstruct how they broke into tech. Our guests enjoy being on the show not only because they get to reach a huge audience, but also because it gives them the ability to be proud of the struggles they have been able to overcome without hiding them anymore. Our audience loves this vulnerability and are thrilled when guests share their contact info so they can stay in touch with each other.
Former Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab & Former White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation.
Brittany is a producer and host at Gimlet. In her spare time, she co-hosts For Colored Nerds, an independent podcast about race, news and pop culture. She hails from Farmington Hills, Michigan and is a very proud graduate of Howard University. Brittany is a compulsive Twitterer/ Tumblrer and she has well-documented love-hate relationships with Kanye West, Washington, DC, and most technology, but she has never met a Twilight Zone episode or Beyoncé performance she didn’t like. In addition to food, fashion and film, Brittany is passionate about media representation, public access to art and working with young people.
Our Mission-Vision is to Engage, Educate, and Empower 7 Billion Systems Thinkers to solve everyday and wicked problems.
I’m an English literature Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University. My work focuses on 19th century American gothic literature and contemporary horror films. I’m currently working on my dissertation, which traces a thread between early American gothic fiction and contemporary American horror films through the dual lens of 19th century American liberalism and present-day American neoliberalism. In particular, I’m interested in the ways that these two modes of reasoning depict what it means to be American, as well as the ways that 19th-century American gothic texts and contemporary American horror films challenge, support, and subvert these depictions through the deployment of repeated figures and environments. Outside of my academic life, I’m a podcast aficionado, tea addict, and novice yogi. Some of my favorite days are spent going to the theatre.
Carl founded SWIPEBY during his final semester at Wake Forest University where he graduated with Bachelors in Finance and Computer Science. He was born and lived most of his life in Berlin, Germany and had the honor to gain experience before SWIPEBY working with Google (Hamburg), A.T. Kearney (Dubai) and The Boston Consulting Group (Kuala Lumpur) and co-founding SEON, a startup democratizing access to fast security response, starting with South Africa and neighboring markets.
Carmen Castanos is a design engineer II at Milwaukee Tool. She is an MIT graduate with an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering.
Mason was the Weikel Professor of Leadership in the Wisconsin School of Business Management and Human Resources Department before he passed in 2011. Academically, Mason was a prolific scholar (Vita), one of those unusual individuals who publishes both in the top research journals in his field like the Academy of Management Review (where he also served as an Associate Editor), and who simultaneously writes the textbooks that interpret that latest research for students and the business community. A master teacher, Mason’s enthusiasm for his subject was evident to his friends on the faculty as well as to the many students he touched. A true believer in a boundary-free UW and “lifelong learning,” Mason liked to open up his teaching beyond the classroom to anyone who would take a little time. On this site you’ll find a wealth of practical and experiential material, on topics like how to build a more productive network, effective mentoring, and deeper ways of thinking about diversity. Those of us who teach will find material on how to be a better teacher. Mason was a great producer and collector of multimedia; the websites will connect you to many of his own lectures on YouTube as well as lessons from clips like Glengarry Glen Ross, and of course The Onion. I started the toolbox in 2012 and populated it initially with material that Mason had collected (click here for the original 53 posts). Now the library of tools has grown tremendously to over 300. It is up to the community of scholars (you) to make this a living resource by making sure your best material is included here. To submit new material, please use this link. –Russ Coff (Toolbox Curator)
Casey's research interests focus on instructional design, distance education, experience architecture, and rhetorical theory. He has experience teaching various levels of writing that include Basic Writing, web development, experience architecture, digital literacies, document design, and Professional and Technical Writing.
Cate Reavis authored /co-authored more than 50 case studies and notes covering leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, operations management, strategic management, sustainability, and the world economy.
Charles Fine is the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Kiefer is president and founder of Innovation Associates, Inc., a pioneer among consultancies in bringing demonstrated innovation performance results, initially to technology-based companies and now serving multinationals across industries.
Chip Conley is an American hotelier, hospitality entrepreneur, author, and speaker.
Stubborn, hardworking, and not sure when to quit, Chris Bello is passionate about everything he directs his focus on. He has endless optimism and treats every day as a new opportunity to make a difference in his life and in the world. His morning routine consists of meditation, visualization, goal-setting, and journaling about things he is grateful for. He hopes to inspire others to pursue a greater version of themselves by setting an example himself.
Equal parts Category Designer and Growth Marketer, currently practicing both fields as CMO and Chief Growth Officer at Bryte Labs. Forged from 20 years comprehensive marketing and product innovation experience for some of the worlds most prestigious consumer brands, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, McLaren, Visa, Verizon, and at leading consultancies such as AKQA in both USA and Europe.
Chris Lin is a Managing Director at LFM Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm based in Nashville, TN. LFM Capital invests in niche manufacturing and industrial services companies with $3-15 million in EBITDA. At LFM, Chris evaluates and executes transactions and supports portfolio company value creation. He is a member of the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to LFM Capital, Chris spent his career as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. At Bain, he advised Fortune 500 and middle market management teams on developing and implementing strategic and operational changes. Chris earned his MBA and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, where he was a LGO (Leaders for Global Operations) Fellow. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biomedical Computation, a field that applies principles of computer science to challenging problems in medicine and biology.
A senior business and academic professional with a proven track record of outstanding leadership and consistent results. Over 30 years of management experience highlighted by a 16-year career with the U.S. Military and 15 years with Johnson & Johnson in the Medical Device industry. Consistently built collaborative, high performing teams and profitable businesses in particularly complex and competitive situations. Led and developed multiple platform medical solutions at J&J and 2 start-up companies in Chicago and Silicon Valley. Accredited investor and strategic consultant to early-stage CEOs and companies in Life Sciences.
A proud Hoosier native with an eye for design, Christian has always been driven by seeing homegrown ideas and entrepreneurs come to life. He began his career as a user experience (UX) designer at a top Silicon Valley firm, which set his foundation in and passion for digital products and high-growth tech companies. Just one thing was missing – his love for the Midwest and the people in it. In 2014 he moved back to Indiana to co-found Innovatemap. As a co-founder and executive, Christian owns revenue growth operations, including sales and marketing. He is the co-host of Innovatemap’s Better Product podcast and also owns the vision for the Better Product Community. When not working on the business, Christian lends his mentorship and product coaching to early-stage founders, especially those who are underrepresented and underfunded.
Christian Busch is a team member at Stanford eCorner who believes in the powerful combination of evidence and imagination. Their mission: create content that helps entrepreneurs bring bold ideas to life and supports educators in developing thoughtful innovators.
Christina Elson is an anthropologist, business strategist, and system thinker. Her objective in creating The Inc. Tank podcast is to support the public’s ability to make informed choices about technology. As a technology enthusiast, she believes that the cultural and systematic challenges brought by new technologies are best solved by interdisciplinary research, education and well-functioning markets. She is the Executive Director of the Wake Forest Center for the Study of Capitalism, where she leads initiatives to explore big challenges to well-functioning capitalism in a technologically driven era marked by increasingly complex ethical and governance issues. Previously she was a faculty member in the Robert H. Smith School of Business where she taught strategy and action learning projects pairing students with corporate partners. Christina has an MBA from the Executive MBA program at the Smith and a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Before joining the Smith School she was a researcher for the American Museum of Natural History, the staff Anthropologist for National Geographic Magazine, and co-founded and ran a media business called Science Visualization.
Senior global financial executive with 35+ years of extensive financial and operations management experience. Reputation for producing results, solid understanding of sales, marketing and operations, restructuring and process improvement and talent development.
Cindy Royal is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the founding director of the Media Innovation Lab. She specializes in teaching the practical and theoretical concepts of digital media. Dr. Royal completed Ph.D. studies in Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2005. At UT, she focused on the effects of the Internet on communication and culture. Her dissertation, entitled Gendered Spaces and Digital Discourse: Framing Women's Relationship with the Internet, dealt with the ways women's media and Web sites represent women's usage of the Internet. Dr. Royal teaches Web development and other courses dealing with communication and technology.
CJ Cornell is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, mentor, author, speaker, educator with a long history of creating products in the energy, media and consumer industries. CJ was CEO or founder of more than ten ventures that attracted over $250 million in funding, and launched products that exceeded $3 billion in revenues. Recently Dr. Cornell was Professor of Digital Media & Entrepreneurship at ASU and Co-Director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. He was the first person in the US to earn a Master's in Energy Management; holds degrees in engineering, management and a Ph.D. in marketing and strategy. CJ sits on the board of 5 high tech companies and many public entrepreneurship development agencies.
Cleveland Justis is the Executive Director of the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In this role, Justis is responsible for helping students, faculty, and staff move their research ideas from the lab and into the world through the Institute’s programs that include their Entrepreneurship Academies, Big Bang Business Competition, mentor programs and many programs and conferences. The Institute has been responsible for helping more than 75 companies get started and helping secure nearly $300 million in early-stage funding. Many of these research ideas have resulted in successful companies and life-saving inventions getting commercialized. An accomplished organizational leader for the past 20 years, Justis has worked and consulted widely throughout numerous businesses, nonprofits and governmental organizations. Justis was the director and co-founder of the Institute at the Golden Gate. Under his leadership his organization won one of California’s most prestigious awards, The Governor’s Award for Economic and Environmental Leadership, for their work in creating economic value through partnership with business, government, and the nonprofit sector. Prior to this position, Justis was the Executive Director of the award-winning Headlands Institute in Sausalito, California. Justis has taught and lectured at top universities including UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Georgetown University, and the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he developed and taught the GSM’s Social Entrepreneurship course for seven years. Justis studied biology and environmental sciences at Swarthmore College and the University of California, Berkeley. He received his MBA in Strategic Management and Finance at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He is pursuing his PhD at UC Davis.
Collaborative Fund is a leading source of capital for entrepreneurs pushing the world forward. We launched Collaborative Fund in 2010 with a simple idea: Exponential opportunity is better for you and better for the world.
Colt is a serial entrepreneur with experience in mobile technologies & international business that spans a decade and includes expertise and an unbeaten track record of developing, deploying, and integrating mobile technologies into large enterprises. He has served in various leadership roles with a focus on product design & development, strategic account management, and global business & supply chain development.
Our mission is twofold: we are committed to educating and developing leaders and builders of enterprises who create value for their stakeholders and society at large; we accomplish this through our MBA, MS, PhD, and Executive Education programs. We are equally committed to developing new scholars and teachers, and to creating and disseminating pathbreaking knowledge, concepts, and tools which advance the understanding and practice of management; we accomplish this through our faculty research and PhD programs.
CORA stands for Community of Online Research Assignments. It is an open educational resource (OER) for librarians, faculty, and other educators. It is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned so that others may benefit. The site contains multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that do not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices. There is also a Teaching Toolkit featuring a wide range of resource types including pedagogy/theory, assessment, classroom activities, technology tips, subject guides, citation tools, and information literacy tutorials.