United States of America
Dr. Susan Amat is the CEO and founder of Venture Hive, entrepreneur education company that provides accountability and transparency software and content to support innovation management and entrepreneurship programs for Fortune 20 companies and governments internationally. A serial entrepreneur, she built businesses in the entertainment industry for over a decade, including the first CD-Rom magazine and a national television show. After completing her MBA, Dr. Amat developed pediatric health monitoring products and earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Entrepreneurship (coursework in industrial engineering, business, and education). While teaching at the University of Miami, she founded The Launch Pad, which was considered the top model in entrepreneurship education. Her program and platform were replicated globally as Blackstone LaunchPads in universities including USC, UCLA, and Case Western Reserve University. Venture Hive offers the next generation solution, allowing students and adult entrepreneurs access to world-class content and a global network of collaborators while assessing impact in real time. Dr. Amat served as the founding Chair of the STEM Board for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and actively speaks about entrepreneurship education internationally. She has worked with the US State Department, the Kauffman Foundation, and the World Bank on ecosystem development. In 2012, Dr. Amat was honored as a Champion of Change at the White House.