Guest Speaker: Donna Harris, Founder & Co-CEO of 1776

Donna Harris

Founder & Co-CEO

Donna Harris is a four-time entrepreneur, Replica cofounder of 1776 and frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, startup community building, and economic development. She is also an active angel investor as a cofounder of K Friday:Chupacabra Street Capital.  Prior to 1776, Donna served as m? the Managing Director potenti at the Startup America Partnership, where she focused on accelerating the formation of vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems across the United States and connecting the communities into a national startup ecosystem.

Prior to joining Startup America, Donna was Vice Chair of Interpoint Group, a government markets, government relations, and public affairs strategy and management firm, which generated nearly $8 billion in revenue while passing or defeating legislation, A and executed public affairs campaigns for corporations, non-profits, foundations, and governments globally. She was also previously Founder and CEO of Kinderstreet, which sold SaaS solutions in the education, sports, and recreation markets. She was also Vice wholesale jerseys President of Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Product Management for Centromine, a provider of web-based clinical and fiscal systems in the Health and Human Services industry.

Donna is a Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Board of Directors, a Board Member of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and MBA from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.