Rich Nadworny

Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellowship Program
Summer 2017

Rich Nadworny has served as the Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation for the 2015-17 Mandela Washington Fellowship Business & Entrepreneurship Institutes at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. He brings his background and experience in Design-Driven Entrepreneurship to the program this summer. In collaboration with the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN), Rich will be conducting his lectures, panels and workshops in the DEN Innovation Center & New Venture Incubator.

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Rich is principal of Empatico, a design studio in Burlington, Vermont. Empatico helps organizations innovate and get un-stuck through a human-centric design process. The process is people centric, collaborative and highly creative. Empatico provides both design services and training to organizations and companies—large and small. Rich also leads projects for service design, customer experience design and workshop training. He has built innovative digital marketing solutions for clients for almost 20 years. Rich has led initiatives to introduce design thinking into the local school systems and launched Vermont’s first social hack using human-centered design to tackle the Localvore issue. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small local non-profits. Previously he was a partner at one of northern New England’s largest ad agencies and ran his own virtual strategy and marketing agency, Digalicious. He is a frequent commentator on Vermont Public Radio (VPR) an innovation columnist at the Burlington Free Press and a contributor at Huffington Post. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth, an M.S. in New Media from Boston University. He earned his Leading by Design certificate from the California College of Arts. 

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B.A. Dartmouth
M.S. Boston University
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