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Beth Kolko

Shift Labs
Co-Founder and CEO

Beth Kolko is the co-founder and CEO of Shift Labs, a for-profit company building low-cost medical devices for emerging markets leveraging global innovation networks.

She is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington where she co-directs the Tactical and Tactile Technology Lab. At the University of Washington she also created the Hackademia Project which builds innovation potential among broad audiences by imparting functional engineering skills combined with design thinking. She has been the Director of Innovation at the Makerbot Foundation (2013), a Fulbright professor at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2000), a Visiting Faculty Researcher at Microsoft Research (2007), and a Fellow (2007-2009) and Faculty Associate (2009-present) at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 29
 

11:05am EDT