Sandra, an entrepreneurship education expert, has been appointed as Singularity University‘s new managing director of new venture development. She will be responsible for Singularity’s first incubation program, SynBio Startup Launchpad
“Sandra brings specialized experience to Singularity University and we are very excited to have her as a senior member of the Singularity University team. Sandra’s acumen in developing innovative entrepreneurship programs and advising early stage ventures is a perfect fit for SU, as we expand our offerings beyond education into the realm of catalyzing and mentoring companies around the world to solve humanity’s grand challenges,” said Singularity University CEO Rob Nail.
“I am honored to be a play a role in realizing Singularity University’s bold mission to positively impact a billion people, and am inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the Singularity University community,“ said Sandra.
Previously, Sandra played a major role in the formation and growth of two world-class entrepreneurship education programs: Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation and the Stanford Biodesign Program, where she was director and managing director, respectively. Sandra has advised more than 100 early stage technology-based companies and is an invited lecturer on the topics of entrepreneurship education, the commercialization of university research and related policies.
Sandra has a BA from San Jose State University and MBA from Pepperdine University and completed the Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.