Donna Harris

Founder, Builder and Backers

Donna an internationally-known serial entrepreneur, who avidly believes in the power of entrepreneurial thinking to drive culture change and collective flourishing. She is Founder of Builders + Backers, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of 1776 Ventures, and was previously Managing Director of the Startup America Partnership. As a board member of both the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the National Center for Entrepreneurship, an Advisor to the Economic Innovation Group, a Distinguished Fellow of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Busch School, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University, Donna works to inspire entrepreneurs to create companies of impact and to become leaders in their communities.