Andrea Kates

Andrea Kates is a globally-recognized leader in bridging the gap between innovation and commercialization. She is dedicated to introducing a radically new approach to growth for companies looking to combine the agility of startup DNA with the scale and impact of large enterprise. Based in San Francisco, Andrea is CEO of LaunchPad Central, a technology company initially nurtured by the rapid rollout of a distinctive methodology invented by co-founder Steve Blank and catalyzed by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) and National Institutes of Health I-Corps (Innovation Corps) programs.

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