Mike G. – Faculty Chair
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at R.
|Mike is active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing and is a successful serial tech entrepreneur, professor, innovation consultant, BOD member, hackathon leader, keynote speaker, and startup mentor. As an entrepreneur, he has served as CXO for seven VC-backed startups. |
Mike is currently the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at R., where his team won the first ever MarTech “Stackie” award for their use of Hubspot stack and innovative organizational design. As a consultant with McKinsey, he managed an independent practice, focusing on corporate strategy, innovation and design thinking. He also writes regularly about innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in Forbes, Money and inc.
Learn more about Mike here.
Four H. – Faculty
Principal, Four Hewes Design
Four helps clients to create, build and lead design-driven, human-centered solutions, through innovation, design, and digital transformation. He focuses on aligning to customer value, high performance practices, disruptive innovation and organizational mindsets and cultures. He works with leaders, teams, technical contributors and sales and marketers in large, small and nascent businesses as an advisor, subject matter expert, coach and mentor.
Beyond client engagements, Four serves the entrepreneurial and innovation communities as a speaker and organizer at conferences and workshops, and as a mentor and adjunct faculty at university and industry business accelerator and innovation programs.
Investor & Chairman / CEO, R. Brewing Company
A lifelong entrepreneur and early-stage startup investor, Owen has co-founded five ventures and four mission-driven organizations, and has invested in over 90 startups through B., a nationally ranked accelerator he founded in 2009. He brings over 20 years of business experience to the startups and founders with whom he works.
Owen holds an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He regularly mentors and judges for entrepreneurship competitions including the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and the Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize.