I'm a Holland, MI-dwelling father of two with thousands of miles on my bicycle. I graduated Alma College and have worked as a chef and a scholar prior to taking on entrepreneurial pursuits. You can call me Bill.
I work, consult, mentor and speak as an entrepreneur, strategist, design thinker, technophile and change agent. I help people take their big ideas from conception, through the most difficult phase - the beginning - and ultimately to viability.
Currently, I'm the co-founder of HUB Grand Rapids (www.hubgrandrapids.com) (a place for launching ideas for the world), principal at BHR Consulting, lead organizer for TEDxGrandRapids 2013 (www.tedxgrandrapids.org) and a professor/mentor in entrepreneurship and innovation with Grand Valley State University.
Prior, I worked as president of Pomegranate Studios, a business incubator that helped launch ArtPrize (www.artprize.org), where I was the founding executive director for two and a half years. While with Pomegranate, I also served as executive director of Momentum, a seed accelerator designed to support the growth of technology and design in Michigan.
My experience through it all is in leadership, vision/strategy, design, technology and social marketing.
You can read my full resume on LinkedIn if you're so inclined, but I think you get the gist: I work hard to make exciting things happen.
You can find Bill online at:
Technology, design, entrepreneurship, cycling, food, international adoption
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