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Change Agents, Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Building the Future of Innovation

Our team includes multi-time founders, corporate innovators, accredited investors, and seasoned mentors. Collectively we have helped scale hundreds of startups & driven change at some of the world’s largest enterprise organizations.
 
65% Female. 35% BIPOC. Our team is distributed across the US, with backgrounds across industries and skillsets.
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Fred Schonenberg

Founder & CEO
 
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Shira Averbuch

VP of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Vanessa Ivette Rosado

Vice President of Growth
 
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Pritam Bhattarai

Director of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Beau Bergman

Director of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Allie Lawn, Ph.D.

Director of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Jack Stebbins

Director of Corporate Partnerships
 
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Ali Whitman

Director of Client Program Marketing & Promotion
 
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Manisha Mohan

Manager of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Sarah Smith

Manager of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Sean Dicke

Manager of Innovation & Partnerships
 
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Iasha King

Innovation Analyst
 
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James Oleson

Program Operations
 
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Mariel Arro

Growth Coordinator & Assistant
 
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Niña Daynata

Executive Assistant
 
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Join our Team!

What do we look for in a successful candidate?
  • Grit – Growth Mindset, Obstacles are Opportunities
  • Intellectual Curiosity – Diverse Thinking, Always Be Learning
  • Bias Towards Action – Get It Done
  • Integrity - Honest, Transparent, and Authentic
  • Knowledge – Expertise and Unique Perspectives
  • Simplicity – Making the Complex Easy to Understand
  • Enthusiasm – Passion to Do Great Work
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About VentureFuel

VentureFuel is an independent innovation advisory that helps the world's best organizations commercialize innovation to ignite change through startup collaborations. VentureFuel provides organizations across the public, private and non-profit sectors the tools to drive transformative change with less risk, more speed, and greater proximity to the consumer than traditional innovation models. Click here to learn more.

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