Susan Amat spoke at The Post’s 2015 inGENuitY Summit Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here.

Susan Amat
Chief executive and founder
Venture Hive

Susan Amat is the chief executive and founder of Venture Hive, an entrepreneurship education company that creates software and provides innovation management content and support for corporations, governments, university and incubator programs clients.

A serial entrepreneur, she built businesses in the entertainment industry for over a decade, including the first CD-Rom magazine and a national television show. After completing her MBA, Amat developed pediatric health monitoring products and earned a Ph.D. in strategic entrepreneurship. While teaching at the University of Miami, she founded The Launch Pad, which was considered the top model in entrepreneurship education. Her program and platform was replicated throughout the United States as Blackstone LaunchPads in universities including University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Case Western Reserve University.

Today, Venture Hive’s programs are validated by entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries. Both startups and innovators gain access to world-class content and a global network of collaborators.

In 2012, Amat was honored as a Champion of Change at the White House.

Venture Hive's Susan Amat, William Crowder of Comcast Ventures' Catalyst Fund, CRVIII's Jamal Simmons and The Washington Post's Brian Fung discuss inclusive entrepreneurship. (Washington Post Live)