Dr. Jack McGourty
Jack McGourty, Director, Venture for all, Columbia Business School teaches courses in entrepreneurship, venture creation, and product innovation. Prior to joining the Columbia Business School, Jack was Vice Dean for Columbia’s Engineering School. Over the past 17 years, Jack has been an active member of the University’s entrepreneurial community, establishing an undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship, teaching core and advanced courses in new venture creation & growth, and launching the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center. Jack is the driving force behind Venture for All® designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and build capacity for high potential startup ventures in emerging markets. Read more
Latika Kohli has been with Columbia Business School’s Global Initiative since the onset in 2012 spearheading VFA global expansion. She is known for her work in academia for strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and has over 20 years of experience as an active consultant performing business, and financial consulting services globally to aspiring entrepreneurs, industry and governments, mentoring start-ups though their entrepreneurial journey from product viability to investor pitch. Born in Budapest, fluent in English, Hindi and Spanish, studied in four continents, The Limca Book of records named her the youngest person to officially represent a country; She has been Guatemala’s Honorary Ambassador for eleven years and a Presidential Awardee.
After years in the corporate realm as a managing editor and program director, Sarah founded and runs her own health and wellness business. Her Body Wisdom™ products and services guide clients in overcoming self-imposed limitations, building on inherent strengths, and helping them become the best versions of themselves. Her programs are delivered both online and in-person retreats. Sarah also serves as Director of Content and Programming at Yoga Anytime, an online yoga platform. Read more
Prof. Manoj Pooleery
Manoj Pooleery is the Founder and CEO of M-Phi Innovators, a specialized technology services company that provides full range of innovation services to businesses. He provides end-to-end technology and business strategy definition and implementation to both startups and established businesses. He has helped many companies get started, out of the Columbia Business School as well as outside. He specializes in Entrepreneurship, multi-year Strategy development, Budgeting, Technology direction and Project Proposals. He has a Masters in Technology Management from Columbia University, Masters in Computer Applications and Bachelors in Physics and from Calicut University, India. Read more