Degree(s): Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
Graduate Institution: Penn State University, Columbia University
Photo Credit: Howard University CEACS
Dr. Grant M. Warner is a Howard University professor in mechanical engineering and an established technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of ConnectYard, a social analytics platform integrated into leading learning management systems and e-learning platforms. He is also a co-founder of XediaLabs, a Washington, DC-based incubation firm that provides training and technical consulting to local startups. Dr. Warner is also the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Howard University and leads the HowU Innovate initiative, which provides campus-wide innovation programming (including the Bison Startup and Bison Accelerate courses) where students are guided through the process of founding technology startups. He also directs the Howard University – Hampton University I-Corps Site, which focuses on commercializing university research from HBCUs in the DC/MD/VA area. Dr. Warner is also a member of the national faculty for the NSF I-Corps program, where he provides innovation and entrepreneurship training to 100+ teams and companies from across the nation.