Mike Grandinetti

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panel Team Member 2019
Bio

Active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship & marketing & is a successful serial tech entrepreneur, professor, innovation consultant, BOD member, hackathon leader, keynote speaker & startup mentor.

VC -BACKED ENTREPRENEUR
CXO of 7 prior VC-backed startups, 2 NASDAQ IPO’d.All 7 acquired by strategics incl. ATT, IBM, Oracle & Symantec. Co-led PO roadshows & was part of mgmnt teams that have raised $1B USD in VC & public equity capital. In his most recent startup, his team won the 1st ever MarTech “Stackie” award for use of Hubspot stack & innovative organizational design.

PROFESSOR
As Professor at Hult, was named Financial Times Professor of the Week,Professor of the Year, won 4 Teaching Excellence awards & was part of small team that designed new MBA curriculum, winning AACSB’s award for the most innovative MBA curriculum. Faculty co lead in the Masters in Disruptive Innovation program.

MIT
Sr. Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management & judge in MIT $100K global startup competition for 10 yrs; serves as faculty member for MIT EF’s Founders Program. Organizer, MIT CIO Symposium.

CONSULTANT
Worked at McKinsey & managed an independent practice, focusing on corporate strategy, innovation and design thinking.Corporate clients included Accenture, Dell,Ferrari,Pirelli & SAB Miller.

STARTUP MENTOR/BOARD MEMBER
Serves on BOD of several startups & is top-rated mentor in elite accelerator programs.
Mentored winning team in $1M 2013 Hult Prize Regionals, defeating Stanford, Berkeley, & MIT,leading to global Finals where they presented to luminaries incl. Nobel Laureate M.Yunus.

SOCIAL IMPACT ACTIVITIES & AWARDS
Won 2018 Rosoff Award for leadership in driving diversity & inclusion in the tech & startup communities.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keynotes many events incl. Global Startup Fest & Nestle’s Hackathon, & many others & active on the TEDx circuit.

COLUMNIST
Writes regularly about innovation, entrepreneurship & leadership in Forbes & Money Inc