Using an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Make Social Impact

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Using an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Make Social Impact

A panel of experts will discuss why business approaches can be applied to social entrepreneurship to make an impact.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars


Jamie Coughlin, Director, New Venture Incubator Programs, Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer

Jamie Coughlin is the Director of New Venture Incubator Programs at Dartmouth College, where he will oversee the growth of new venture creation and incubation, special events, communications and marketing for the greater Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) and act as the liaison to the economic development ecosystem. Previously, Jamie was the CEO and Entrepreneur in Residence of the abi Innovation Hub, NH's oldest business incubator, where he led the successful turn-around and rebranding of this 15 year old organization into NH's most active incubator and innovation center. In the process, Jamie was awarded NHBR's 2012 "Business Excellence" Award as NH's most innovative non-profit leader, as well as recognized as a 2013 NH Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" recipient. Jamie serves as the President of the NH Business Incubator Network, is a Board member of the NH High Technology Council and has served as an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship for the University of New Hampshire. As an entrepreneur, Jamie has founded and managed a variety of ventures, including an edutech solution focused around audience response systems and an online funding platform for the faith-based market. A New Hampshire native, Jamie received his BA from Princeton University.

Grace Teo, Founder & Co-Chair, Open Style Lab

Grace Teo is the founder and co-chair of Open Style Lab, and a recent graduate of MIT. While pursuing her PhD at MIT, she received a MIT Public Service Fellowship to establish Open Style Lab. Open Style Lab is a summer program that teams up designers, engineers and occupational therapists to create clothing for people with disabilities. Through multiple partnerships with fashion labels, rehabilitation networks and technology companies, she hopes to bring user-centered and universal design principles into apparel design, and provide a platform for the the health and fashion industry to communicate. Grace is originally from Singapore where she received her B.Eng. at Nanyang Technological University, before moving to Boston to complete her Health Sciences and Technology PhD at MIT.

Henrik Scheel, CEO & Founder, The Startup Experience Inc.

Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom. While still an engineering student, Henrik founded two companies in IT and Design Thinking. He then worked with the Global Research team at Vestas Wind Systems and became specialized in strategy development and Innovation Management. In 2010 he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in today's school system.


For more information, contact:
Thanh Needham

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.