Leaders in SGE Speaker Series: Erik Simanis (PhD '10) Partner at TIL Ventures
Erik is a sought-after consultant and authority on innovation and go-to-market strategies for creating and shaping new mass markets, with extensive field experience in Eastern Europe, Africa, India, and South America over the past 20 years.
Erik holds a PhD in Management from Cornell, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received the Norman Block Award for highest academic achievement, and a BA from Wake Forest University.
B09, Sage Hall
Sage Hall, 114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
Erik is a founding partner of TIL Ventures and former Head of Frontier Markets at Cornell University. He is an authority on Venture Innovation and go-to-market strategies for creating and shaping new mass markets, having guided start-ups, green-field ventures, and corporate venture teams across Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia, and South America over the past 20 years. His work is published in leading management journals, including the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His popular MOOC “Financial Modeling for the Social Sector” offered in partnership with impact investing organization, Acumen, has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Erik holds a PhD in Management from Cornell and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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