Donna Harris

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, 1776

Donna Harris is a four-time entrepreneur and cofounder of 1776. Prior to 1776, Donna served as the Managing Director at the Startup America Partnership, where she architected and led the Startup Regions Initiative, which focused on accelerating the formation of vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems across the United States and connecting the communities into a national startup ecosystem.

Prior to joining Startup America, Donna was Vice Chair of Interpoint Group, a government markets, government relations, and public affairs strategy and management firm, which generated nearly $8 billion in revenue while passing or defeating legislation, and executed public affairs campaigns for corporations, non-profits, foundations, and governments globally. She was also previously Founder and CEO of Kinderstreet, which sold SaaS solutions in the education, sports, and recreation markets. She was also Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Product Management for Centromine, a provider of web-based clinical and fiscal systems. in the Health and Human Services industry.

Donna is a Member of the GEW Global Board, a Board Member of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University and an alumna of Springboard Enterprises. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and MBA from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.