Business, universities and creative communities need new business models and the ability to sustainably adapt to change.  

Leah works at the intersections of business, science and creativity to develop cutting-edge education, collaboration and innovation programs. Through custom workshops, courses and consulting, Leah helps generate and support sustainable change.

 

 
 

Drawing on a career spanning technology startups, corporate consulting and higher education, Leah designs innovation challenges and programs that generate new ideas for sponsoring companies/organizations, while educating students about revenue model and product innovation. Her workshops and courses focus on corporate innovation models as well as startup skills.

Leah also applies her experience as a serial entrepreneur and as the former Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford business school to advise startup founders directly.

 
 

As the former Director of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Leah has experience creating a wide variety of innovative courses, programs, cross-campus collaborations and business partnerships. 

Currently, Leah leads cross-disciplinary courses at UC Berkeley, Stanford and Northeastern University.  She also consults with faculty leaders at other universities, particulary on creating entrepreneurial ecosystems connected to the campuses.

Leah also advises education technology startups and new businesses supporting diversity, inclusion and student success.

 
 

Leah is also an angel investor and adviser to companies innovating at the intersection of technology and social benefit, such as Ketos, NameCoach and Valor Water Analytics (acquired by Xylem).  She helps entrepreneurs with profitable exits, such as advising on the sale of Building Solutions to SolarCity and GreenHomeGuide to the US Green Building Association. 

Leah also helps entrepreneurs launch and worked with Yidio, Tile, GreenOptions and DiabetesCloseUp in their very early days.

In addition, Leah advises universities, cities, nonprofit organizations and corporations on supporting community-based startups and on establishing innovative models for growth and sustainability.