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Mike Grandinetti

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Active in fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking & leadership development Successful serial tech entrepreneur, professor, innovation consultant, BOD member, hackathon leader, keynote speaker & startup mentor.

CXO of 8 prior VC-backed startups, 2 NASDAQ IPO’d. 7 acquired by strategics incl. ATT, IBM(2X), Iron Mountain, Oracle & Symantec. Co-led PO roadshows & was part of mgmt teams that have raised $1B USD in VC & public equity capital. Team won 1st ever MarTech “Stackie” award for use of Hubspot stack & innovative organizational design.

Serves on BOD of many startups & is top-rated mentor in elite accelerator programs including Y Combinator, Techstars, etc . Judge in MIT $100K, $1M OSDC, Berkeley StEP, Venture Capital Investment Competition, etc.

Teaches for Harvard Professional Development, Harvard Extension School, Brown School of Professional Studies, Rutgers Masters in Business and Science, Industry Fellow at Babson Executive Education, Oxford University, Financial Times Global Professor of the Week award, numerous Professor of the Year and teaching excellence awards.

Worked at McKinsey & manages independent practice; focusing on Generative AI, corporate strategy, innovation & design thinking. Corporate clients include Accenture Microsoft, IBM, Samsung Dell-EMC, Ferrari, Capital One, Nestle, Stellantis, & Pirelli.

Mentored winning team in $1M Hult Prize Regionals ( world’s largest student social entrepreneurship competition), defeating Stanford, Berkeley, & MIT, leading to global Finals where they presented to luminaries incl. Nobel Laureate M.Yunus & President Clinton.

Won 2018 Rosoff Award for leadership in driving diversity & inclusion in the tech & startup communities. Board Member- Covent19 global ventilator design challenge with Mass General Hospital. 213 teams across 43 countries. Board Member AfricaO2 ventilator & oxygen support challenge. Facilitator-Startup Weekend USA COVID19 Hackathon- 1000 registrants.

MBA from Yale, annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar, Procter & Gamble Leadership Award
BS Engineering from Rutgers, National Engineering Honor Society, National Mechanical Engineering honor Fraternity, Ruthers Alumni of the Year.