Graham Henshaw is a Clinical Professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Executive Director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center.
Prior to joining William & Mary, Graham was the Director of Venture Development at New Richmond Ventures – a Richmond-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage socially-driven startups. At New Richmond Ventures, Graham used his entrepreneurial experience and systematic, customer-centric problem solving approach to help accelerate the growth of portfolio companies. During his tenure at NRV, Graham also launched an early-stage accelerator called Feed & Seed which subsequently merged with Lighthouse Labs to support startups in achieving product-market fit through an intensive three-month program focused on iterative business model development.
Graham brings to W&M a diverse background in product development, Fortune 500 strategic consulting, and entrepreneurship. He leveraged his varied skill set to found Active Innovation Group in 2007, a company that created innovative accessories for athletes - most notably PaceTat - which was then acquired in 2010. As a strategic consultant, Graham has worked with companies including General Electric, Kraft Foods, Toyota and GlaxoSmithKline to create products, services, and messaging consistent with deep consumer insights.
Graham Henshaw has been teaching in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Design at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business since 2012. He earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Areas of Interest/Expertise
- Business model design and venture creation
- Product development
- Design Thinking
- Social entrepreneurship