National Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

You are what you venture


Philip Auerswald Headshot

Philip Auerswald is the Board Chair and President of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the author of The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2012) as well numerous other books, reports, and research papers related to entrepreneurship and innovation. He is also an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative; the co-founder and co-editor of Innovations, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges; and an associate professor at George Mason University. Previously he was assistant director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Christopher Doorley Headshot

Christopher Doorley is an original member of the team creating the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In 2009 he founded Velocity Strategies, a digital media agency based in Northern Virginia, and is the co-founder of the non-profit DesignDonor. He is an active member of the DC entrepreneurship community, having advised and invested in a series of companies and ventures. Christopher is a graduate of Boston University and is excited to celebrate and support the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship through the NCEI. He can be reached at