An award-winning leader in the Pacific Northwest startup ecosystem, Elizabeth is a scientist, mentor, and 15 year leader in scientific and technological innovation.
Known for a keen ability to locate disruptive and innovative technology, Elizabeth’s day job is the Director of Incubation Enablement at HP, helping internal founders at HP build and unleash innovative businesses. Elizabeth recently cofounded Find Ventures, a non-profit organization providing transformational non-dilutive grants and support to under-resourced entrepreneurs in Washington State. She also is a professor at the University of Washington teaching entrepreneurship to undergraduates and graduate students in the Foster Business School.
Before Find Ventures and HP, Elizabeth led the Go To Market & Operations for the Amazon Alexa Fund and Startups team, as well as lead innovation business development for Amazon’s innovation team, Grand Challenge. Before Amazon, she led the launch of WeWork's startup and incubation arm, WeWork Labs in US West and LATAM, and previous to WeWork Elizabeth led the team at CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington coaching and growing the robust bench of NW tech and biotech startups.
Obsessed with growth and knowledge, Elizabeth went from a degree in Biochemistry, to Georgetown's Global Executive MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets. She was invited to join the 2019 cohort of Harvard Business School's YALP program which aims to develop leaders who understand cross-sector collaborations for shared prosperity.