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Sandy MillerEntrepreneurship Co-Chair Request this speaker
Sandra Miller, an expert in entrepreneurship education, before joining Singularity Miller played a major role in the formation and growth of two world-renown entrepreneurship education programs: Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation and the Stanford Biodesign Program.
At Singularity University she managed Singularity University Labs, an accelerator with a portfolio of globally distributed startups involving technologies such as 3D printing in space, peer-to-peer car sharing, synthetic biology, and telepresence robotics. In this role, she leveraged strategic connections among Singularity University’s global alumni network of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators to help launch sustainable organizations that positively impact the world’s biggest problems.
At Stanford she was instrumental in developing and implementing several biomedical innovation courses and programs. As managing director for the Bioengineering Department, she was the founding program director for a pioneering seed-grant program, the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Award and managed a portfolio of medical device inventions for Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing.
Miller has advised more than 200 early-stage, technology-based companies and is an invited lecturer on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, the commercialization of university research, and related policies.
Other professional activities
- Mentor to the Thiel Foundation’s 20Under20 program.
- Advisory board member of Morpheus Medical, an early-stage medical device company.
- Past Trustee of the Licensing Executives Society Foundation.
- A founding member of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network, with the mission to support entrepreneurship education, research and collaboration campus-wide.
- Phase II reviewer for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR grants program’s Biotechnology Section.