Vice President, Entrepreneur Selection and Growth, Endeavor Global
Carmen Feliz-Taveras is the Vice President of Endeavor's Entrepreneur Selection and Growth (ESG) team. In this role, she leads a team across New York and San Francisco which oversees the selection and services of Endeavor's global portfolio of entrepreneurs across 8 different industry verticals and nearly 40 markets. Since joining Endeavor in 2013, Carmen has been the head of two regional portfolios (the Middle East and Latin America/Europe), as well as the Retail & Consumer Tech industry portfolio globally, led Access to Talent partnerships and services for Endeavor Entrepreneurs worldwide, and played an active role in Endeavor’s expansion efforts into new markets. She was selected to be an Endeavor Fellow in 2016, and to attend Endeavor’s Innovation & Growth program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2015), Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures program at Harvard Business School (2017), and Scaling Leadership at Insead (2019).
Head, Graduate School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Professor, School of Business and Technology Management, College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Wonjoon Kim is the Head of the Graduate School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a Professor at the School of Business and Technology Management at KAIST. He is also the Director of the KAIST Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy and the Director of the KAIST Center for Overseas Development. Dr. Kim has been conducting and publishing numerous researches on the strategic management of innovation of firms, industry, and governments centering on emerging innovation paradigms. His current research interest also covers the changing nature of innovation, including AI and industrial and social change, convergence of technology and industry, mobility innovation, big data as well as the changing nature of the process of entrepreneurship. New insight into the drivers and structure of the knowledge production function (I.e., Science of Science) is also one of his interests. His recent publications include, When Does Entrepreneurial Failure Help the Next Tech-Based Start-Up? and Who are the most effective R&D partners for different types of product innovation? Evidence from South Korean manufacturing firms.
Practice Manager, Finance Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice, World Bank Group
Denis Medvedev is a Practice Manager of the Firms, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Unit of the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Denis’ own research has recently focused on firm growth and productivity, while his earlier work explored economic growth, income distribution dynamics, international trade, and the Sustainable Development Goals. In his previous assignments at the World Bank, he was responsible for policy dialogue, lending operations, and analytical work across a range of countries in Africa, East and South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America & the Caribbean, as well as developing forward-looking scenarios for the global economy in the Development Prospects group. Dr. Medvedev is an author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, and World Bank reports. He holds a Ph.D. from the American University.