Andrew Moss is a seasoned technology executive/entrepreneur who has spent his career innovating, launching and managing a range of technology-based businesses. In 2014, he joined the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to advise and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs from within the NYU ecosystem. In 2015 he was named Director Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU to implement and manage the initiative. His experience and skills include a unique blend of business insight, technical strength and public policy understanding. He leverages these skills to enable companies to discover clarity from the chaos of innovation. His industry experience spans the corporate, consumer and educational markets. In addition to his professional career, he has served as a board member/trustee for several organizations including Cheshire Academy; one of the oldest independent schools in the country. Prior to NYU, he spent 17 years as an internal entrepreneur within Microsoft Corporation developing new products/services and leading public policy strategy. After leaving Microsoft he launched his own startup as well as advised many others personally as well as through Lean Launch Ventures (LLV), an accelerator he founded in 2012 in cooperation with Connecticut Innovations. He has been an active public speaker throughout his career on various topics involving technology, its development and applications in society. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions within Fortune 500 companies (The Equitable, Pfizer), start-ups and boutique consulting practices. He has also been an active investor, mentor and advisor in the tech sector for over 15 years.
Open Seventeen Spring 2019
Open Seventeen is a prize-backed challenge to reward and invest in those developing innovative and implementable projects that leverage OPEN DATA and CROWDSOURCING to tackle the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This challenge targets "SDG #4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all". This edition of O17 is inspired by the Geneva Trialogue, organized by University of Geneva, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and XuetangX, China’s leading MOOC platform.more info