New executives join Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program

The John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship has added three entrepreneurs-in-residence for the 2019-2020 school year. The EiR program, started last year, is designed to provide entrepreneurial mentorship, coaching, and support to Miami students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Joining current EiRs John McIlwraith, Rod Robinson, and David Willbrand are:

Aimee Minnich

Aimee Minnich, Co-Founder, Chief Impact Officer, and General Counsel at Impact Foundation, which helps generous entrepreneurship donors maximize the impact of their charitable giving through investments in businesses that have strong financial return plus measurable social/environmental and spiritual impact.

Holly O'Driscoll

Holly N. O’Driscoll, Founder and CEO at Ampersand Innovation, a design thinking and human centered innovation strategy consultancy focused on unleashing the diversity and potential of people and ideas via workshops, design sprints, and capability development.

Eric Weissmann

Eric Weissmann, Vice President of Communications, Community & Economic Inclusion at Cintrifuse, a Cincinnati-based public-private partnership established to drive the next phase of growth for the region and dedicated to establishing a stronger tech presence that will ultimately improve the economy for the Greater Cincinnati area.

"I’m excited to introduce the slate of John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 academic year," institute director Tim Holcomb said. "This class of EiRs includes deep expertise in startup and high growth strategy, angel and venture capital investment, social entrepreneurship and impact investing, and corporate innovation and design thinking.”

EiRs schedule residency office hours in the Farmer School at least four times per semester for three to four hours and hold one-on-one meetings with students, faculty/staff, and alumni, guest lecture on relevant topics in entrepreneurship across campus, help facilitate co-curricular programs, and work with faculty on research and course development.