Donna  Harris

Builder and Backers

Donna is an internationally-known entrepreneur, who believes in the power of entrepreneurial thinking to drive culture change and collective flourishing. She is founder of Builders + Backers, co-founder and managing partner of 1776 Ventures, and was previously managing director of the Startup America Partnership. As a board member of both the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the National Center for Entrepreneurship, an advisor to the Economic Innovation Group, a distinguished fellow of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Busch School, and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Georgetown University, Donna works to inspire entrepreneurs to create companies of impact and to become leaders in their communities.