Which program format did you choose and why?
The Weekend program provides that right balance between focusing on scaling the business and impact of mHUB and the Product Impact Fund, being a good husband and father, while continuing to pursue professional development at a top MBA program.
Tell us about your career journey and how you got to where you are now within the social sector.
I've had an extreme non-linear career that has bridged politics, startups, Peace Corps, economic development and technology investing and commercialization. For the last five years, I've led a nonprofit focused on removing barriers of entry for companies and individuals seeking to build hardtech and physical businesses. This organization was launched as part of the public-private partnership focused on wealth and job creations in the manufacturing sector. To date, it has translated into supporting over 420 startups to raise $830 million in investment, generate over $500 million in revenue, receive 411 patents, and create over 2,100 jobs. The work for this began at the University of Michigan through the Science, Technology and Public Policy program under the direction of Professors Carl Simon, Irv Salmeen and Shrindar Kota and accelerated as part of World Business Chicago's post-Great Recession economic development plan.