Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley
Rick Rasmussen is an Industry Fellow and Member of Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Director of Startup Programs for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology where he is responsible for creation of new programs centering on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. He is an appointed Adjunct Faculty for Northeastern University.
Mr. Rasmussen serves as Head of Chief Mentors for the European Innovation Academy and has run programs ranging from 150 to 500 students in Turin, Lisbon and Doha.
He is a Managing Director of Concordia Ventures, a strategic management firm that assists with innovation ecosystem development for over 20 governments and economic development agencies worldwide
Mr. Rasmussen is a Silicon Valley native that has been part of five IPOs, three billion dollar exits, assisted over a dozen accelerators and mentored over 1000 companies. He is a member of the Sand Hill Angels investment group. Mr. Rasmussen has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley as well as a dual MBA degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in New York City.