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Ingrid Vanderveldt

2015 Speaker

INGRID VANDERVELDT is the founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020). Previously, she was the first entrepreneur-in-residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term. Vanderveldt sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a managing partner of Belle Capital, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success) and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over one million viewers around the globe and serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor and is a member of Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN). Vanderveldt has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, “CNN Money,” Fortune magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. She earned an M.S. in architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an M.B.A. in entrepreneurship from UT at Austin. @ontheroadwithiv