After earning a BS in Finance from UC Berkeley and an MBA + Certificate of Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Leah had a successful career as a co-founder of technology companies. Beginning with a $380 million sale of the first company she co-founded, Leah has co-founded and led or coached numerous technology and sustainability companies to successful exits. 

Leah also served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford GSB and is now teaching entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford, UC Berkeley and Northeastern University.  In addition to angel investing and advising startups, Leah also consults to corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations, particularly around establishing innovation programs and alternative sources of revenue or support.

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Speaking

Leah Edwards is a regular speaker on corporate innovation and on developing entrepreneurship programs supporting innovation and employment growth. 

She also speaks with community leaders about applying best practices from entrepreneurship education to empowering artists and creative entrepreneurs to build sustainable sources of support and to realize high-impact projects.


Consulting

Beginning with a career in corporate management consulting and then co-founding multiple startups, Leah has consulting with a wide range of innovators throughout her career. She helps corporations to find (internally or with university-based design challenges) alternative business lines or sources of revenue. 

Leah also works with universities, communities and nonprofits to establish innovation programs to support their specific needs for skills development, employment, collaboration and more. 

 


Workshops

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