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Graham Henshaw, MS

Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Center, Clinical Lecturer, Entrepreneurship


Program: Online MBA

Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Center
Clinical Professor
Clinical Lecturer
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Area: Entrepreneurship
Expertise: Product development, strategic consulting, entrepreneurship, innovation and design

Graham Henshaw is a clinical professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the executive director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center. He has been teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship, and innovation and design at the university since 2012.

Prior to joining William & Mary, Graham was the director of venture development at New Richmond Ventures, a Richmond-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage, socially driven startups. In that role, Graham used his entrepreneurial experience and systematic, customer-centric problem-solving approach to help accelerate the growth of portfolio companies. During his tenure at NRV, Graham also launched an early-stage accelerator called Feed & Seed, which subsequently merged with Lighthouse Labs to support startups in achieving product-market fit through an intensive three-month program focused on iterative business model development.

Graham has a diverse background in product development, Fortune 500 strategic consulting, and entrepreneurship. He leveraged his varied skill set to found Active Innovation Group in 2007, a company that created innovative accessories for athletes. He has worked with companies including General Electric, Kraft Foods, Toyota, and GlaxoSmithKline to create products, services and messaging consistent with deep consumer insights.