Cali Harris
Managing Director
Entrepreneurship Innovation & Design Thinking

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Cali Harris has joined the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business as its Managing Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design. Cali's experience blends a strategic partnership model with the strength of an interdisciplinary cache of resources. This approach has enabled her to assist businesses, large and small, in seizing market opportunities often overlooked by others. Cali has also used this expertise to create enduring partnership practices between startup entrepreneurs and the interests of Fortune 500 companies.

Cali previously oversaw partnership operations for Techstars, a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build businesses, headquartered in Boulder, CO. Cali and her team scaled Techstars’ programs and resources, a key factor in the success of both the Techstars organization, and the corporate partners and startups served by its programs.

Cali earned a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver, with research emphasis on the social capital resources that benefit startup entrepreneurs. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Journalism—each from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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