Stanford Graduate School of Business
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Nov 5, 2015
Estonia pst 7, rm 440A
Leah Edwards, the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business will give a talk at the Estonian Academy of Arts on November 5th at 3.30 – 5.00 pm. She will discuss the topics of Arts Innovation and Green/ Environmental Business: how is art made, how is it funded and delivered using technology. Also, how to get a business to make a difference and make changes that are good for the environment and the next generation.
The lecture is open to all interested and will take place in the Estonian Academy of Arts main building at Estonia pst 7, room 440A .
Leah Edwards directs the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she manages entrepreneurial course creation, experiential learning in innovation, case writing, the creation on online learning tools, and more. She combines hands-on entrepreneurial experience with the latest studies of the innovation mindset, optimal team formation and design thinking.
Prior to returning to the GSB, Leah was a serial startup co-founder and consultant to other entrepreneurs and corporations. Most recently, Leah was co-founder of Overstat, an online analytics and conversion rate optimization platform, sold to Tealeaf Technology in December 2011 (now part of IBM). Some of her prior projects include helping to grow a software company called Building Solutions, which she then helped to sell to SolarCity. She also helped sell GreenHomeGuide to the Green Building Council and launched the first green blog network, GreenOptions, which was purchased by Virgance (now 1Bog.com).
Leah began her entrepreneurial career by launching products for companies such as Intuit, Sega of America, Oracle and Taligent (a joint venture of IBM and Apple Computing) then co-founded her first startup in the late 90’s, Post Communications, which was funded by Mohr Davidow and sold to Netcentives for $380 million.
Leah also holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA and Certificate of Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business along with her MBA.
Leah Edwards is visiting Estonia by the invitation of the Embassy of the United States of America.