Lesa Mitchell has over twenty-five years of executive experience in enterprise technology design and implementation in the pharmaceutical industries and as an entrepreneur. Lesa spent ten years as the VP Innovation and Networks at the Kauffman Foundation where she seeded numerous large-scale models focused on initiating new markets. Lesa’s works with executives focused on scaling first in class for-profit and not-for-profit business models and is a collaborator at Instigating+co. Lesa is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Advisory Board. She is also a board advisor of Modern Meadow, Neighborly, 8 Rivers Capital, CapLinked, Copia, Merian Ventures and Althea Foundation as well as a senior fellow at Milken Institute Faster Cures.