Donna Harris

Founder & CEO

Builders + Backers
Donna Harris is Founder & CEO of Builders + Backers, Co-Founder 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, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Busch School, Donna works to inspire entrepreneurs to create companies of impact and to become leaders in their communities. She avidly believes in the power of entrepreneurial thinking to drive culture change and collective flourishing and she frequently gives keynote talks to inspire it at conferences and on college campuses around the world.