Anthony Ives has over ten years of entrepreneurship experience in the U.S., Latin America, U.K., and Taiwan as an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship educator, and mentor. He has started two companies and one social venture, was a founding team member of one venture backed internet startup, and an early employee of another venture backed internet startup.
In Scotland, he led a national organization that worked with all 19 universities to increase the level of entrepreneurship through education and mentoring. While working at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and at Columbia University, he brought together faculty and government officials in the U.S. and U.K. to secure funding and led the development and teaching of two new international entrepreneurship education programs. He also ran and grew a student incubator, delivered entrepreneurship workshops, and mentored aspiring entrepreneurs. He has been asked to speak about best practices in new venture creation and entrepreneurship education to university, economic development, and technology transfer officials in the U.K., Brazil, Peru, Italy, Portugal, Norway, and Taiwan.
He currently lives in Taipei where he is dedicated to creating a more vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem through educating and mentoring entrepreneurs and startup teams as Yushan Venture’s Entrepreneur in Residence and as a Startup Weekend Taipei Mentor. He is a board member at GoMai.la, a Taiwanese startup in the hyperlocal eCommerce sector.
He is working on a PhD in Entrepreneurial Psychology at Robert Gordon University (UK) to better understand the cognitive triggers behind making the decision to start a company. He has Bachelor and Master degrees from MIT and has completed courses at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education (Teachers College) and Harvard Law School.