Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell
Vice President, Kauffman Foundation

Website | @lesamitchell

Lesa Mitchell is a vice president with the Kauffman Foundation.
She has been responsible for the Foundation’s frontier work in understanding the policy levers that influence the advancement of innovation from universities into the commercial market and the new relationships between philanthropy and for profit companies. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the Foundation is defining and codifying alternative commercialization pathways, and identifying new models to foster innovation. Mitchell was instrumental in the founding of the Kauffman Innovation Network/ iBridge Network, the Translational Medicine Alliance, the National Academies-based University–Industry Partnership and leader in the replication of innovator-based mentor programs across the U.S. In addition, Mitchell serves on the boards of the Regenerative Medicine Foundation and the University of Kansas Institute for Commercialization.

Prior to joining Kauffman, Mitchell spent twenty years of her career in global executive roles at Aventis, Quintiles, and Marion Laboratories and ran an electronic clinical trials consulting business in support of global pharmaceutical clients.

Sessions

Engagement
Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Thomas Kalil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Lesa Mitchell (Kauffman Foundation)
In this rapid-fire session, we ask leaders from government, foundations, and private sector for ten policy changes that would increase the rate of American innovation. Tom Kalil, Policy Director for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Lesa Mitchell of the Kaufman Foundation, and Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, will give us their top recommendations. Read more.
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