Ken Harrington

Ken Harrington has spent over twenty-five years in industry as a senior executive for seven start-up companies. Since 2001 he has led the expansion of Washington University's Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. In 2004, Washington University committed to a five-year, $15 million, campus-wide entrepreneurship effort that was led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. This effort includes education, research, and community service innovation initiatives. The Skandalaris Approach to Entrepreneurial Development encompasses experiences for all degree levels and schools at Washington University, where faculty and student interest areas span commercial, social, community, law, global issues, and several other aspects of entrepreneurship. Since 2004 the center has supported the founding of over eighty new ventures and developed approaches to entrepreneurial community growth in Madagascar and the US. Mr. Harrington consults on university cross-campus entrepreneurship concepts, regional development thinking, university-industry partnerships, and innovation in large organizations. He has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a BS from the University of Vermont.