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Elizabeth Jennings

Program Manager

elizabeth.jennings@austin.utexas.edu

Elizabeth Jennings is a Program Manager at Global Innovation Lab, where she leads instructional and implementation programs focused on entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and innovation ecosystem development.

She is also on the Board of Directors for SWAN Impact Network, where she leads healthtech deals for one of the fastest growing angel networks in impact investing in the US. She frequently offers keynotes and workshops at the intersection of commercialization and investment for international trade organizations, academic institutions, and think tanks to prepare both entrepreneurs and early-stage investors with real-world tools to make stronger decisions.

She serves on multiple international healthcare councils and accelerator programs, as well as a board member to six healthtech startups. Domestically, she is proud to support the World Affairs Council, the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium, and to serve as a grant reviewer for federal medical device programs.

Prior to joining Global Innovation Lab, she was the Managing Director of Venture Atlas Labs, a commercialization firm known for bringing innovative technologies to commercial success in some of the most challenging markets around the world. Her work in developing risk mitigation frameworks for early-stage startups is used by venture capital funds, private equity, and corporations on four continents.