Join OAP at our April 1st Convening and meet speaker Ellen Weber, our host this month!
Ellen Weber is the Executive Director of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Her courses focus on launching ideas and getting them funded. She also leads educational initiatives focused on women entrepreneurs and women investors. As part of her role in the IEI, she serves as the Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures
She is also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures (www.robinhoodventures.com), a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. She is very active in the Philadelphia startup community, supporting Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Ellen serves on the board of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and on the Engagement Committee for the University City Sciences Center.
Previously, Ellen was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine (www.visionmine.com), which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations.
Ellen has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She has been a Managing Director and Founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where she was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.
Ellen graduated from The Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.
The Fox School of Business and Management’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI) proactively promotes entrepreneurial spirit throughout all 17 schools and colleges of Temple University.
Because entrepreneurship is such a multi-disciplinary, opportunistic and dynamic phenomenon, the IEI emphasizes integrated, applied, hands-on learning, bringing together students, entrepreneurs, mentors, alumni, faculty, and business advisors from diverse backgrounds to work on real-time projects. As the largest research university in this region, IEI’s future emphasis will be in science and technology.
OpenAccessPhilly is a movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial types who convene monthly to share projects and passion. More info: www.openaccessphilly.com .
Our next convening is: Friday, April 1st 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Alter Hall, IEI Room, Temple University Main Campus, 1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA
Theme: Neighborhood economic development
Our evolving speaker lineup:
• Ellen Weber (our host) – Executive Director, Temple University Fox School of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute
• Lee Huang – Senior Vice President & Principal at Econsult Solutions Inc.
• Saleem Chapman – Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Sustainable Business Network
• Omar Woodard – Executive Director of the Greenlight Fund
RSVP for your free tickets here: http://bit.ly/1phP0i3
Jeff Friedman, Paul Wright, Yuriy Porytko, Tiffanie Stanard & Shana Pote