drJack-nyDr. 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


Prof. Daniel McQuade
Daniel McQuade is a senior marketing & business development executive with expertise in providing branding & marketing services and business development strategies across all sales channels.
Daniel has created and executed full-scale consumer branding programs from conception thru commercialization. Throughout his career, Daniel has developed, worked with, and volunteered at many CSR and non-profit organizations providing over $7M in grants to a wide range of non-profit institutions focusing on education and health and wellness programs.
Since 2009, he has been a noted speaker and marketing counselor for the Small Business Development Center at Columbia University (in association with the Small Business Administration).
In January 2013, Daniel joined Dr. Jack McGourty, founder of Venture for All®, an affiliate of the Columbia Business School, as a director/adjunct professor developing the frameworks for a suite of world-class business school programs, delivering the classes globally both in-country and online. Venture for All® is a global initiative aiming to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in emerging markets through education and mentorship.
Daniel is also the CEO/Co-founder of Know Seafood, a DTC Seafood platform for consumers who care about where their food comes from by transforming how people purchase and enjoy seafood by bringing unparalleled levels of trust, transparency, variety, and quality to seafood sourcing.

Latika Kohli
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.

Sarah Beston
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

manojpooleeryProf. 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

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