Mark Searle is Managing Director of the Innovation Acceleration Group at UC Berkeley Executive Education, and former Senior Fellow for Global Programs at the Haas School of Business, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. He is an award-winning international serial entrepreneur in domains ranging from 3D printing & rapid prototyping to enterprise software, cloud computing and consumer Internet. He brings 20 years of experience as co-founder, CEO and COO of a number of early-stage and growth-stage technology startup companies.
Mark has led and taught Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs
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Elizabeth Saunders is the Chief of Staff and Program Director for the Innovation Acceleration Group at UC Berkeley Executive Education. After serving five years as a cryptologic technician in the U.S. Navy, Elizabeth held a number of jobs across diverse industries in international settings, including managing a consumer-facing business in Central America, working with the U.N.'s grassroots initiative to fight human trafficking in London and around the world, and managing US programs for an India-based immersive business education venture. She was also Program Manager at startup-focused technology engine YouNoodle. She works with the IAG team to enable entrepreneurs and corporate innovators to learn and apply Lean methodologies to their innovative ideas. A self-described “anthropreneur,” Elizabeth is interested in the intersection culture, technology and entrepreneurship. She holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Anthropology from University College London, an Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree from UNC Wilmington, and is a two-time recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Outside of UC Berkeley, Elizabeth is a co-founder of an early stage travel startup and an avid knitter.
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Manav Subodh is Director of International Development for IAG and UC Berkeley Executive Education.
Previously, Manav worked for Intel corporation and led Intel’s entrepreneurship initiatives in over 30 countries including the Intel's global accelerator on Wearable computing. Manav has also worked for Ernst and Young (EY), Hughes and QAI
In addition to his roles at IAG and UC Berkeley Executive Education, Manav is a Founding Board Member of 1M1B ( A Million for A Billion), a global initiative to enable a million entrepreneurs to create jobs for a billion people in the underserved areas around the world. He was featured in Forbes as The Man Who Will Help 1 Billion People. Presently, Manav is prototyping a Smart Village jobs accelerator in India with focus on providing last mile as a service for e-commerce, energy and healthcare startups.
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Flavio Feferman has been a Lecturer and member of the Professional Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business, since the 2008 academic year. In 2014, he received the Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. Feferman teaches courses on business, entrepreneurship, and innovation in developing countries, including “Business Strategies for Emerging Markets” and “Seminar in International Business" in the MBA program. On multiple occasions, he was recognized as "Club 6" faculty based on teaching evaluations. Feferman also serves as Faculty Lead for the UC-Haiti Initiative and Co-Director of the newly launched UC-Berkeley Lean Launchpad entrepreneurship training program in Brazil. Through his classes at Berkeley-Haas and the Lean Launchpad program, Feferman has advised dozens of startups in the US and internationally.