Business, universities and the arts need new business models and means to sustainably adapt to change.  Leah works at the intersections of business, science and creative communities to develop cutting-edge education, collaboration and innovation programs.



Drawing on a career spanning technology startups, corporate consulting and higher education, Leah designs innovation challenges and programs that generate ideas for businesses and other institutions while educating students about revenue model and product innovation.  Leah also applies her experience as a serial entrepreneur and former Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford business school to support startup founders. 


As the former Director of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Leah has experience creating a wide variety of courses, programs, cross-campus collaborations and business partnerships.  Currently, she is leads cross-disciplinary courses at multiple universities and consults with faculty leaders. Leah also advises education technology startups.


The Arts need new models for financial support and audience / participant development.  At the same time, businesses, governments and nonprofits need creative solutions. Cross-disciplinary courses and programs allow ideas and prototypes to come from all sectors.  Leah creates these connections and is an advisor to the Office of Stanford University's Vice President for the Arts, CultureBank and the Center for Cultural Innovation which partnered with the NEA on the study Creativity Connects.