Dan O'Neill

Dan O'Neill is Venture Acceleration Practice lead Entrepreneurial Coach for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. O'Neill has taught, coached, mentored or advised hundreds of early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe. For the last five years, O'Neill has been teaching entrepreneurship in sustainability and sustainable development contexts, most recently for the ASU GlobalResolve and First Innovations programs, focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries and American Indian contexts, respectively. He currently teaches the graduate and undergraduate Engineering Entrepreneurship courses for the ASU Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, one of the nation's largest engineering schools. Prior to ASU, O'Neill co-founded and ran Hologix, an enterprise software company backed by $25 million of venture capital. He began his career as a Marketing Representative for IBM in 1980 after graduating from ASU with degree in Math and Computer Science. O'Neill is Past President of the Board of Trustees of Childsplay, Arizona's professional theatre for young audiences, which recently completed an $8 million capital campaign. He also serves on the boards of Arizona Multibank, a community development financial institution, and Navajo FlexCrete Building Systems, a subsidiary of the Navajo Housing Authority. O'Neill is working towards a PhD in ASU's ground-breaking School of Sustainability, where his focus is applying sustainability frameworks to innovation, and entrepreneurship.