The Basement and the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) welcome Mission Edge's founding CEO, Ken Davenport, to speak about his work in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. His presentation will cover business modeling, customer impact reporting, nonprofit/for-profit business formation, and more about innovation and entrepreneurship.

About the speaker:

Ken Davenport (BA '85 & MPIA '90) is the founding CEO of Mission Edge, a social enterprise providing consulting and strategy services to nonprofits and social impact organizations. Prior to starting Mission Edge, Ken was a serial entrepreneur who started and ran a number of successful healthcare companies. He was the co-founder and CEO at NOVUS Technologies, a medical imaging and informatics software company, a co-founder of OnPharma, a dental anesthesia developer (acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2014) and a co-founder of My Medical Forum, a platform for genomics-based testing of ovarian cancer. He is a past board member and Partner at San Diego Social Venture Partners, is a current board member at the Travis Manion Foundation and sits on the Balboa Park committee for the City of San Diego. Ken has a BA in Political Science from UC San Diego, a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy (UCSD) and a Master's in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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