Program Manager, Accelerator and Education Programs
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Ryan Brownlow serves as program manager for accelerator and education programs at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In collaboration with other members of the Deep Tech Ventures team, he supports a range of programs, including a new accelerator program that will launch later this year.
Prior to joining Polsky, Ryan worked at Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At Farley, Ryan served as an academic advisor for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship students, managed the curriculum for a growing entrepreneurship minor program, and collaborated with faculty on new course design. In his final year at Farley, Ryan worked closely with the center’s director to create and launch a 10 week study away program in San Francisco, designed to expose undergraduate students to Silicon Valley’s tech industry and culture of innovation. Ryan also spent several years teaching undergraduate communication courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ryan earned a master’s degree in communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in American studies and theatre at Macalester College. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, gardening, and exploring Chicagoland’s natural areas.