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Kathryn Sowa

Academic Degrees

MBA, Entrepreneurship, Finance, E-Commerce, DePaul University, 2010
BA, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Bradley University, 2008


Kathryn Sowa is an adjunct professor at the Driehaus College of Business. She is also the senior director of startups for Future Founders, a nonprofit organization that runs youth entrepreneurship accelerators. She oversees the strategy, development and operations of all collegiate-level programming.

Prior to Future Founders, Sowa worked as the director of operations to help revitalize and grow the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a collegiate entrepreneurship network with chapters on hundreds of university campuses across North America. Formerly, she managed the finances and established company-wide processes for a multi-million dollar electronic refurbishing startup. She was also previously a technology commercialization consultant for the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center.