Ann Rogan currently directs international activities at Singularity University where she works with SU’s network of global ambassadors to spearhead new initiatives and grow global partnerships. Previously, she lived in India during which time she founded a supply chain company to do “last mile” distribution of consumer solar products. That failed. Before that, she launched the go-to-market strategy of a healthcare franchise network; her work at Drishtee was recognized by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as an innovation democratizing access to health care in rural India.
She has been a guest author with The Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship, Renewable Watch, and NextBillion. Ann is a graduate of McGill University where she studied international development and English Literature. As a GSP12 alum of SU, Ann’s team project focused on crowd sourcing data for water quality by using low-cost sensor technology. She started her career at age 11, winning a national design contest held by America West Airlines to crowd source a design that represented the theme of “Teamwork.” Her hand drawn artwork was featured on the side of a 757 airplane – a symbol for the airline as it emerged from bankruptcy.
She’s a venture advisor to i-GATE, a nonprofit seeking to link cities with the talent of national laboratories (LLNL) and the business community — to support entrepreneurship in the tri-valley of the San Francisco Bay area.