Hi, I’m Steve
My professional work as both an innovation consultant and an entrepreneur coach has given me a singular perspective on how the two disciplines reinforce one another.
- I’ve led and trained corporate teams conceiving new products, services, and business strategies.
- I’ve coached hundreds of startups (from angel-backed tech startups to bootstrapped side gigs), co-founded a co-working space, started venture accelerators, and managed an entrepreneur grant fund.
Today, I write and train companies to blend innovation and entrepreneurship techniques to create breakthrough next generation products, services, and businesses.
I hold an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business, where I was awarded the 1996 George Hay Brown Outstanding Marketing Scholar Prize.
I also work with nonprofit Believe in a Dream Inc to “empower the next generation to build a better tomorrow”, periodically teach innovation and entrepreneurship at Purdue University Fort Wayne, and serve on the board of women’s entrepreneur community Own Your Success.
I am a strong advocate for Fort Wayne, Indiana. Look for me at coffee shops, art exhibits, or at a table at the Atrium coworking space downtown.