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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

Interim Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program



BA, The University of Chicago
MA, The University of Chicago
MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management


Human-centered Design Thinking
Change Design & Strategy
Entrepreneurial Resilience
Marketing & Communications
Inclusive Innovation

Academic Experience
  • Venture Design Challenge Lead
  • ENTP 110: Innovation, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship
  • COLL - ENTP 170: Your Future Self
  • Pitch It 2018
  • ENTP 340: Inclusive Innovation
  • ENTP 370: E&S Ventures II: Customer Creation
Professional Experience
Business Experience:
  • Bluff Beach Books, Founder & Author
  • Hello Code (after school programming for elementary school children), Program Designer
  • Deloitte, Human Capital & Strategy 
  • Deloitte Sales Force Effectiveness, Intrapreneur
  • JPMorgan Private Bank, Hedge Fund Marketing
  • Accenture, Talent & Organization
  • Save Me a Seat Productions, Assistant Director
  • WTTW, Show-runner and website content creator
  • Chicago Booth Angels Investor
  • The University of Chicago Global Entrepreneurs Network
Social Innovation Experience :
  • Bright Sunny Morning Initiative, Creator & Author
  • The University of Chicago Alumni Board (elected position)
  • Gorton Community Center Arts and Culture Council Member
  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium Marketing, PR, and Guest Engagement Board Committee
  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium Gala Committee PR, Marketing, and Social Media Lead
  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium President’s Council Founding Member
  • The School of St. Mary’s Annual Fund Co-Chair
  • Lake Forest County Day School Safety Task Force
  • Lake Forest County Day School Building and Grounds Committee
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Juror
  • Lollipop Theater Network Board Member
  • The University of Chicago Reunion Fundraising Chair