Monica Novoa is a Program Manager and Research Faculty with Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) since 2016. Monica's work includes creating educational programs that teach fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization of technology; as well as advising entrepreneurs and start-up communities on scalable and global business strategies. She enjoys working with academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector entities on initiatives that strengthen their entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems.
Monica started her career in higher education in 2008 at the School of Management of the University of San Francisco in California where she co-led the creation of a new entrepreneurship education department. She joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 2013 where she oversaw domestic and international offerings of the Stanford Ignite Program, the GSB’s flagship certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship. Monica earned a M.B.A degree with concentration in Finance and Marketing from The University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela.