Carl Schramm: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Carl Schramm

Author of Burn the Business Plan and former President of the Kauffman Foundation

Carl Schramm is University Professor at Syracuse University and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Kauffman is the world’s largest philanthropy dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

Schramm is recognized internationally as a leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. The Economist has referred to Schramm as the “evangelist of entrepreneurship.” In 2007 Schramm, in partnership with then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, created Global Entrepreneurship Week, now observed in 170 countries.

Dr. Schramm’s academic career began at Johns Hopkins, where he founded the nation’s first research center on healthcare finance. He has founded or co-founded five companies, including HCIA and Greenspring Advisors. Schramm also has served in major corporate roles including EVP of Fortis (now Assurant) and CEO of Fortis Healthcare. He has advised major corporations including Apple, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Hospital Corporation of America and numerous venture capital funds. He currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Mars, Inc. From 2009 to 2012 he served as a member of the Singapore Prime Minister’s Research, Innovation, and Enterprise Council. He chaired the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee during the Bush Administration. He was a charter member of President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He is a trustee of the Templeton World Charities Foundation; a founding member of the Board of the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council, a U.N. recognized NGO; and is a member of the National Academies of Sciences’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. He also serves on the advisory board of the Tusher Center for Intellectual Property at UC Berkeley.

He has authored, coauthored, or edited several books including Better Capitalism; Good Capitalism/Bad Capitalism; Inside Real Innovation; The Entrepreneurial Imperative, and Controlling Healthcare Costs. His 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs initiated the field of expeditionary economics. His latest book, Burn The Business Plan, will be released January 16th, 2018 and has been named by Inc. Magazine one of the eight books “you need to read” in 2018.

Schramm is a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia and has served as a visiting scientist at MIT. He was the inaugural Arthur & Carlyse Ciocca Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis in the academic years 2013 and 2014.

Professor Schramm holds a Ph.D. in economics from Wisconsin where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow and a New York State Regents Graduate Fellow. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University. He held two consecutive Career Scientist Awards from NIH, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine. He holds five honorary degrees and the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Medal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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