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Susan Amat

Director

Dr. Susan Amat is the CEO and founder of Venture Hive, an entrepreneurship education company that creates software and provides innovation management content and support for corporations, governments, university, and incubator/accelerator programs clients.

A serial entrepreneur, she built businesses in the entertainment industry for over a decade, including the first CD-Rom magazine and a national television show. After completing her MBA, Dr. Amat developed pediatric health monitoring products and earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Entrepreneurship (coursework in industrial engineering, business, and education). While teaching at the University of Miami, she founded The Launch Pad, which was considered the top model in entrepreneurship education. Her program and platform was replicated throughout the United States as Blackstone LaunchPads in universities including USC, UCLA, and Case Western Reserve University. Venture Hive is the next generation program, with their programs validated by entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries, both startups and innovators gain access to world-class content and a global network of collaborators.

In 2012, Dr. Amat was honored as a Champion of Change at the White House.