Ted Ladd is the Dean of Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School, specializing in the methods used by entrepreneurs to construct successful business models for high-tech start-ups. Ted holds a PhD from Case Western Reserve, an MBA from Wharton, a masters in international economics with honors from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA cum laude with distinction from Cornell as a triple major in biology, government, and technical sociology.
Ted has founded, led and participated in several venture-backed high-tech start-up ventures. Most recently, he was the Director of Ecosystems at WIMM Labs, which pioneered wearable consumer computing devices (i.e. smartwatches) and was subsequently purchased by Google. He serves on the boards of several public, private, and non-profit boards for energy generation and economic development in his home state of Wyoming.
Ted is also an instructor at Harvard University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, a member of the core faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (Seattle) and an entrepreneurship mentor at Stanford University (Palo Alto). His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, several academic journals and the annual conferences of the Academy of Management, USASBE, Net Impact, and Ashoka. He was named a fellow at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western and received several grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation.