SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS
Leah Edwards is a regular speaker on innovation skills and strategies, developing university or regional entrepreneurship programs, women in technology, impact investing and related topics. Recent lectures have included:
o Data privacy: Strategies to deal with unintended consequences of Machine Learning algorithms
o Career strategies in the age of constant innovation
o Diversity in early-stage investing
o Supporting women in entrepreneurship
o Qualities and habits among high-performing founders
o Consumer adoption of new products
o University adoption of education technology
o Managing innovation projects: High-performing teaming
o Managing external stakeholders
o Healthy conflict for healthier teams
o Entrepreneurship education in Art & Design colleges
Contact us to discuss workshops of various lengths for your classes, faculty, corporations or nonprofit organization.
STARTUP INVESTING & ADVISING
Having taken the first startup she co-founded to a $380 million exit in two years, Leah went on to co-found or advise four other companies to successful exits. With experience in SaaS tools for marketing automation as well as clean technologies and education, Leah invests in and/or advises a variety of entrepreneurs.
Beginning with a career in corporate management consulting and then advising on product launches in many corporations and startups, Leah has deep experience collaborating with a wide range of innovators throughout her career. She assembles the appropriate team of aligned professionals for engagements with corporations and organizations seeking to find alternative business lines or additional sources of revenue.
Leah also manages teams to help universities, communities and nonprofits establish innovation programs to support their specific needs for skills development, employment, collaboration and more.