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Expert Take: Mapping Entrepreneurship Across the United States

Catherine Fazio

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Is it possible to map out entrepreneurship across the United States? Catherine Fazio, Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation, explains in this Expert Take, the Startup Cartography Project, which aims to do exactly that. Fazio’s work was recently featured in the New York Times Upshot feature.

Catherine Fazio is a lecturer and the Faculty Director, MBA Programs at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She centers her work at the intersection of law, business strategy and innovation policy. Catherine previously served as the Managing Director of the MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy at the MIT Innovation Initiative. Prior to joining academia, Catherine was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where she formulated the strategy and directed operations for multiple, billion-dollar arbitrations, served as lead antitrust counsel on a range of multinational mergers and acquisitions, and counseled clients on risk mitigation strategies. Catherine serves on the Board of Directors the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and the Board of Trustees for the Atrium School in Watertown, Massachusetts. Catherine received a J.D. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from the Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership at MIT, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley