Dr. Alicia Robb is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at Next Wave Impact. She serves as Board Member at University of Colorado Deming Center Venture Fund. She was a Senior Fellow at Kauffman Foundation. Previously she was the Executive Director of The Foundation for Sustainable Development. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as an economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Office of Economic Research in the SBA. She is a prolific author on the topics of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the co-author of A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Businesses and The Next Wave: Financing and Investing Strategies for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs published by Stanford University Press, as well as Race and Entrepreneurial Success published by MIT Press.