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    Mike Grandinetti

    Faculty Lead

    Mike Grandinetti is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering at Brown University. As a veteran Silicon Valley engineer and McKinsey consultant, Grandinetti has been in the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship as an operating executive and educator. He has served as CxO of eight startups, two went public on the NASDAQ while seven were acquired by corporate strategies including IBM and Oracle. Grandinetti serves as a faculty member at Harvard & Rutgers and has been affiliated with MIT in various capacities. He also holds numerous affiliations with Berkeley and was named Financial Times Professor of the Week. He has won numerous Professor of the Year and Global Teaching Excellence Awards.

    Grandinetti has been continuously active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, human-centric design and digital marketing since earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. He went on to earn his MBA degree with distinction at Yale. He began his career in Silicon Valley and has spent his entire career in the world’s leading innovation clusters of Silicon Valley / San Francisco, Boston / Cambridge, Austin, TX and Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a successful serial tech entrepreneur, multi-award-winning professor, innovation consultant, angel investor, board member, hackathon & design sprint leader, popular keynote speaker, podcast author, and in-demand startup mentor.


“ Mike was one of the most effective educators in a virtual environment that I've ever met. I was immediately struck by his ability to teach through storytelling, his genuine effort to learn about his students, and his willingness to listen to their perspectives and call back to them during the course. ”

Owen Myers Founder of TeachTo | Curriculum Partner at GiveBackHack