Juliette N. Rooney-Varga directs the Climate Change Initiative at UMass Lowell and is an Associate Professor of environmental science. Her research in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry has included marine algal blooms, climate change-carbon cycle feedbacks in Arctic peatlands, and anaerobic microbial community dynamics and performance in microbial fuel cells. Her recent work, funded by NASA and NSF, is focused on climate change education, communication, and decision support.
Karl T. Ulrich is Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He leads Wharton's San Francisco campus and the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship programs. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. He is the co-author of Product Design and Development (7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2020), a textbook used by a quarter of a million students worldwide, and of Innovation Tournaments (Harvard Business Press, 2009). He is the winner of many teaching awards, including the Anvil Award, the Miller-Sherrerd Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at The Wharton School. At Penn, he co-founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community. In addition to his academic work, Professor Ulrich has led dozens of innovation efforts for medical devices, tools, computer peripherals, food products, web-based services, and sporting goods. As a result of this work, he holds 24 patents. Professor Ulrich is a founder of Terrapass Inc. which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of the year, and he is a designer of the Xootr scooter, which Business Week recognized as one of the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century. Professor Ulrich holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Katherine D. Harris, a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University, specializes in Romantic-Era and 19th-century British literature, women’s authorship, the literary annual, 19th-century history print culture and history of the book, textuality, editorial theory, Digital Humanities, and Digital Pedagogy. Her work ranges from pedagogical articles on using digital tools in the classroom to traditional scholarship on a “popular” literary form in 19th-century England. She chronicled her teaching adventures in the March 2011 blog, A Day in the Life of Digital Humanities, along with 200 other participants which turned into a plenary address for the 2012 Re: Humanities and an article about the successes and failures of teaching with digital tools, “TechnoRomanticism: Creating Digital Editions in an Undergraduate Classroom” (Journal of Victorian Culture April 2011). Because of this work, Harris was named to the Council on Digital Humanities for the National Institute of Technology in Liberal Education and co-taught a week-long seminar in Digital Pedagogy at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. In January 2012, she represented Digital Pedagogy as a panelist at the DHCommons pre-conference workshop, “Getting Started in Digital Humanities,” at the 2012 Modern Language Association Convention. Harris wrote about her pedagogical adventures over at FairMatter.com, a blog hosted by W.W. Norton Publishers. Her most recent article on digital pedagogy was published in Fall 2013 for Polymath. The latest experiment, along with co-editors Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, and Jentery Sayers, involves open peer review, GitHub, and establishing a digital pedagogy collection of teaching materials, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities along with the Modern Language Association. In keeping with her work in Digital Humanities, Harris chaired the California Open Educational Resources Council, a state-funded initiative to promote adoption of open educational resources textbooks in the University of California, California State University, and California Community College segments (113 campuses).
Kathleen Shannon is a creative director, podcaster, writer, designer, and Martha Beck certified life coach. Through her work at Braid Creative and Being Boss, she has helped thousands of creative entrepreneurs from all over the world authentically brand and position themselves as creative experts, cultivate confidence in their business, and blend more of who they are into the work they do.
Katie Barrett is a co-author of Conexia: Entering the U.S. Market.
Kat is a Partner at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine where she managed brand and strategy. Kat has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.
Katrina Stierholz is an experienced librarian with specialization in economic information, government documents, and digital preservation. She leads the Bank's Research Information teams, who support the Division's economists in their goal to expand the frontier of economic knowledge. Research Information includes the Homer Jones Memorial Research Library, the FRASER digital library of economic history, the economic education group, the FRED data desk, and the editorial and publications team. In 2013, Katrina received the "Distinguished Alumnus" award from the University of Illinois's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In 2006, she was appointed by the Public Printer of the United States to serve on the Depository Library Council.
Since 1908, the Kellogg School of Management has been at the forefront of transforming business education. Kellogg is a global business school with a vibrant community of faculty, staff, students and alumni who shape the practice of business and organizations around the world. Kellogg brings a blend of theory and practice to its rigorous academic experience, creating a dynamic research and learning environment.
Ketan is a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Digital Banking practice. Ketan provides technology advisory and delivery services including business-technology alignment, requirements definition, business / product architecture, business process & operating model design, and M&A / post-merger integration, with specific expertise in payments, retail banking, and commercial banking. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ketan worked with global and start-up technology companies in the semiconductor, telecom, and digital media industries. Roles included go-to-market product strategy development, new product development & introduction, program management, and business development. Managing programs across the entire product lifecycle, he has overseen planning, development, and execution for global programs consisting of internal and external business and technology stakeholders.
Kevin Clark attended Berklee College of Music Alumni and is the Founder/CEO of Point Motion. He was named one of Boston's "Top 25 Under 25" by The Improper Bostonian for his contributions to digital health innovation and public service. After being established as a prolific musician and creative problem solver, he led a team of talented individuals with the goal of improving the lives of people around the world through art and innovation; bringing music where people need it most. With a bachelors degree in jazz composition & film scoring, he worked arranging for members of Beyonce's touring band, a jazz/hip hop band called English Tom in the Bookstore, and a number of other successful musical groups. Many of the leadership skills were honed while conducting and being mentored by Tia Fuller. Working with ensembles and creatives of all kinds gave him a great understanding of how he could use his managerial skills in his entrepreneurial journey. Since being awarded patents for prototyped technology, he has worked diligently at advancing the goals of his company, Point Motion Inc, in supporting the healthcare needs of people around the world through music therapy enrichment software; particularly in rural and low-income areas. He is presently focused full-time on advancing the goals of Point Motion to deliver innovative technology into the healthcare space blending music and motion.
Kevin is a Partner at YC. He was cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. He was responsible for Wufoo’s much-admired design and speaks widely about UX. Before Wufoo he wrote about design for Particletree and was editor in chief of the web development magazine Treehouse. He has a BA from Stetson University in Digital Arts and English.
Kevin Taylor is a professor teaching management and entrepreneurship by studying early-stage founders.
Kirby Ferguson is a Canadian filmmaker, writer, and speaker whose work covers creative works and popular culture; particularly remix culture. He is best known for his documentary series Everything is a Remix and This is Not a Conspiracy Theory.
Kirk Arnold is an experienced CEO and board member, with a demonstrated history of leadership in the technology industry. Skilled in strategy, sales, customer relationship management, and operations, Kirk has a passion for technologies that transform businesses and markets.
As CFO of the incubator, she holds the keys to the kingdom – literally. She controls internal finances for YC, and helps YC Startups with outside financings, incorporation, tax issues, and other fiscal matters. She also serves as an accounting advisor, demo day coordinator, and even mediator at times. Before joining the YC team, she worked for 8 years as an Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Klamath Community College provides accessible, quality education and services in response to the diverse needs of the student, business, and community. The college supports student success in workforce training, academic transfer, foundational skills development, and community education.
Krista Donaldson is a designer, engineer, and the CEO of D-Rev, a San Francisco-based organization that designs medical devices to improve the lives of people living on less than $4 per day. Prior to D-Rev, Krista served as a Diplomacy Fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s American Association for the Advancement of Science, where she guided economic policy and the reconstruction of Iraq’s electricity sector.
For over 25 years Larry Dressler has designed and facilitated high-stakes conversations and advised leaders who seek to weave authentic engagement and collaboration into the fabric of their organizations. He has facilitated such meetings in settings ranging from the offices of Fortune 100 companies to a solar-powered chocolate factory in the Amazon. Larry has served as a trusted consultant to leaders at New Belgium Brewing, First Bank of Colorado, Facebook, Nike, and The Denver Foundation. In addition to being a skilled practitioner, Larry is the author of Consensus Through Conversation: How to Achieve High Commitment Decisions. His second book, Standing in the Fire: Leading High- Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage has been published in the US, China, and Japan.
Meet entrepreneurs and learn the secrets to their startup success on Launch Pad, brought to you by Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and hosted by Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Wharton School, Rob Coneybeer, Co-founder & Managing Director of Shasta Ventures, and more. Launch Pad was originally broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Launch Pad from The Wharton School is not associated with Blackstone LaunchPad.<br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>
Laura Bell Greeno is the founder of WebScout and co-founder of Ecomdash. She is committed to helping small business owners and startups use digital marketing to build brands, grow revenue, and design sustainable lead generation systems for profitability. With more than 20 years of experience in business development, branding, mobile, digital marketing, sales, website design and development, Internet marketing, social media, and search engine optimization (SEO), she understands marketing (specifically online marketing) from a holistic viewpoint.
Lauren Miller Co-founded her company UpDog Kombucha in her dorm room while at Wake Forest University in 2016. Her and her partner, Olivia Wolff, sold to other students over Instagram until they were making over 160 bottles per week. At that point, they decided to start a "real" business. They have grown their business solely from reinvesting our profits and are currently producing over 2000 gallons of kombucha per month and selling in over 150 locations including large grocers like Lowes Foods and retails stores like Lululemon.
LeadersIn showcases the inspiring leadership and success philosophies of some of the world’s most senior leaders, thinkers, CEOs and entrepreneurs.
UCSF Lean LaunchPad Video Moments: Fall 2013
Instructional training videos from the Haas Business School's Lean Launchpad class - Spring 2013
Podcast by Lean Startup
The teaching business case studies available on LearningEdge, which fall under the headings of entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics, are narratives that facilitate class discussion about a particular business or management issue. Teaching cases are meant to spur debate among students rather than promote a particular point of view or steer students in a specific direction. Some of the case studies featured on LearningEdge highlight the decision-making process in a business or management setting. Other cases are descriptive or demonstrative in nature, showcasing something that has happened or is happening in a particular business or management environment. Whether decision based or demonstrative, case studies give students the chance to be in the shoes of a protagonist. With the help of context and detailed data, students can analyze what they would and would not do in a particular situation, why, and how.
Dr. Lee Swanson is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, Aboriginal entrepreneurship, community capacity-building through entrepreneurship, and institutional-stakeholder engagement. Dr. Swanson’s current research is funded through a Social Sciences Humanities Research Council grant and focuses on social and economic capacity building in Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Scandinavia. He is also actively studying Aboriginal community partnerships with resource based companies, entrepreneurship centres at universities, community-based entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions. He teaches upper-year and MBA entrepreneurship classes and conducts seminars on business planning and business development.
Levine Museum builds a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to Charlotte and to each other through history, culture, and celebration. Our exhibits and programs foster empathy, ignite dialogue, and inspire action.
Libby Putman is a co-author of Mercy Corps and KeBal Healthy Food Carts: Sustaining and Scaling Up.
Linda is passionate about her faith, her family, her community, travel, and teaching! She had been blessed to teach for Northwest Christian University in the past, and for Klamath Community College for almost fifteen years, and has truly loved working with hundreds of students and watching them gain confidence as they develop new skills.
Lisa is co-host of StartUp. Previously, she was a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight and a reporter at NPR’s Planet Money and WNYC. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School.
A graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Politics & International Affairs, Logan was also a 3-year starter on the Wake Forest baseball team as their catcher. Logan developed and established Adventus Solutions, LLC and the accompanying app, FanPark, while in the Wake Forest Startup Lab headed by Dr. Daniel Cohen and Greg Pool. Previous job experience includes data entry with Dynamic Baseball and tournament direction & facilities management with Virginia Sports Complex. A natural communicator with a knack for public speaking, Logan now oversees all operations with FanPark in various cities across the East Coast of the US.