• Alex Cowan

  • Alex Cowan teaches three classes at Darden in the area of digital innovation: Software Design, Software Development, and Applied Innovation (in Silicon Valley). With Darden, he also created the popular Coursera specialization 'Agile Development'. His venture design curriculum is widely used by practitioners and instructors as a systematic approach to developing new products and businesses. Cowan divides his time between instructing, advising and consulting. He has delivered workshops to student and professional audiences at General Assembly, The Lean Startup Circle, Startup Weekend, SVPMA, Swissnex, UCSC, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the i.Lab at UVA and Stanford's d.school. Alex currently serves on three corporate boards and as an advisor to multiple startups and “intrapreneurial” ventures. Cowan is also an entrepreneur (5x) and an intrapreneur (1x). His most recent ventures are Brand Lattice, a brand strategy platform and Leonid Systems, an enterprise software vendor in the cloud communications space. Cowan studied industrial engineering and economics at Stanford University.