Grant Warner (MIR)


Grant Warner
Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Howard University
Email: [email protected]

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Dr. Grant Warner is an established technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of ConnectYard, a social analytics platform integrated into leading learning management systems and e-learning platforms. He is also a co-founder of XediaLabs, a DC-based incubation firm that provides training and technical consulting to local startups. Grant leads the HowU Innovate initiative at Howard University. HowU Innovate is an interdisciplinary initiative which provides campus-wide innovation programming, including the Bison Startup and Bison Accelerate courses, in which students are guided through the process of founding technology startups. He also directs the Howard University - Hampton University I-Corps Site which focuses on commercializing university research from HBCUs in the DMV area. Additionally, Grant is a member of the national faculty for the NSF I-Corps program. In that role, he has provided innovation and entrepreneurship training to 100+ teams and companies from across the nation. Grant received a B.S. degree from Cornell University, an M.S. degree from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University all in Mechanical Engineering.