Organizer/Advisor, Georgetown McDonough
Jeff Reid is a proven strategic leader in the arenas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, education, technology, and economic development. He believes strongly in the power of entrepreneurial communities and networks to create social value. In 2009, Reid launched the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative to catalyze entrepreneurial thinking and activities across the campus of Georgetown University.
Reid previously held leadership roles at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, DigitalBridge Communications, DLA Piper, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Trammel Crow. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Reid grew the entrepreneurship initiative from its inception to a No. 1 national ranking (by Forbes and the Princeton Review) and was chosen by his peers as one of the top five entrepreneurship center directors in the United States. He served as chairman of the North American Entrepreneurial Studies Leadership Group and was recognized with the USASBE National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education. He was instrumental in the creation of numerous entrepreneurial education programs and entrepreneurial companies that continue to thrive today, and has been a trusted advisor to many students and alumni.
Reid earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Appalachian State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.