Andrea Carafa

University of California | USA

Andrea Carafa currently serves as Director (EIR) of the Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars and as Rachel Carson Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also serves as a member of the University of California Office of the President’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Previously, he founded two ventures, and conducted research and lectured about human-centered design, entrepreneurship, and innovation at Stanford, Bocconi, the University of Milan Bicocca, the European Commission and CERN, among others. Andrea was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Member of the Fast Company Impact Council, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, an MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Ambassador and Judge, a Member of the Partnership on AI, and a Delegate to the UN Science, Technology & Innovation Forum.

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