Chris Laughlin

Chris Laughlin

Value proposition; Business model development

Chris loves nothing more than helping early-stage entrepreneurs succeed. A lifelong learner and experienced mentor, Chris will listen to you carefully, think with you deeply, and then do everything in his power to help you progress. Chris believes that t=0 (the time is now) always, so reach out today. It’s never too early or too late to start together.

An encyclopedia of entrepreneurial knowledge, Chris earned a Sloan Fellows MBA from MIT on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track, a Masters of Entrepreneurship from Melbourne Business School, and is obsessed with using the principles of design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship to solve high-impact problems. Currently Chris mentors entrepreneurs at MIT through the Trust Center, D-Lab, PKG IDEAS, and Sandbox, as well as at Techstars through the Empower Collective. Chris is also an angel investor Рwriting first checks to the most ambitious entrepreneurs.

Prior to MIT, Chris coordinated humanitarian responses with the UN and NGOs across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific – leading diverse teams to solve high-complexity, high-impact problems on a daily basis. Chris is an expert in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, coordination, advocacy, and transformational processes.