Author: Ellen Weber
Ellen Weber is the Executive Director of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Her courses focus on launching ideas and getting them funded. She also leads educational initiatives focused on women entrepreneurs and women investors. As part of her role in the IEI, she serves as the Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures She is also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. She is very active in the Philadelphia startup community, supporting Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Weber serves on the board of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and on the Engagement Committee for the University City Sciences Center. Previously, Weber was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine (www.visionmine.com), which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations. Weber has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She has been a Managing Director and Founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where she was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting. Weber graduated from The Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.