A 2015 MBA graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Liz Lewis focused her studies on Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation. She spent a summer interning in Silicon Valley with Plug & Play Tech Center as their Summer Camp Ambassador where she learned some of the ins and outs of everyday entrepreneurship and venture investing.
Before her interest in entrepreneurship began Liz was all about Japan. She lived and worked in Japan for 12 years as an Assistant English Teacher for 5 years, before opening her own conversation school which she successfully ran for 4 years. Switching gears in 2010 she began working logistics and international sales for a small family owned artisanal soy sauce manufacturer. Helping this company grow and experiencing the struggles that small businesses go through really ignited her passion for entrepreneurship.
Liz currently helps entrepreneurs and small businesses through her position as Assistant Director of the ETSU Innovation Lab, a high-tech business incubator located in Johnson City, TN.