Advisor and investor in creatively driven start-ups
Bill Foulkes is an advisor and investor in creatively driven start-ups, an entrepreneur, and currently a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. The course he has created, Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking, introduces artists and designers to business concepts and enhances their abilities to bring their ideas to reality.
Through his work at RISD, Bill has helped artists and designers understand that their approaches and mindsets are uniquely suited for entrepreneurship and instrumental in fostering innovation, change and growth.
Bill has over twenty years of experience in strategic planning, people development, marketing and finance in both high tech and consumer companies where he has successfully identified, communicated and implemented new business concepts and initiatives, led organizational change, built strategic partner relationships and led creative processes.
Bill holds an A.B. in History from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.