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Darden Founders

Discover Darden Founders

The Darden Founders Project raises the visibility of some of the School’s most innovative and entrepreneurial alumni working in a variety of industries through interviews conducted by Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Executive Director Sean Carr (MBA ’03, Ph.D. ’13). Select a founder below to read about their entrepreneurial path, and check back for additional profiles added regularly. 

Leah Sparks (MBA ’01)

Leah Sparks (MBA ’01)

Co-founder and CEO of Wildflower Health Inc., San Francisco, California

Ben Pfinsgraff (MBA ’12)

Ben Pfinsgraff (MBA ’12)

Co-founder and COO of Common House LLC, Co-founder of Old Line Spirits LLS Charlottesville, Virginia

Scott Kim (MBA ’11)

Scott Kim (MBA ’11)

Co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT, San Francisco, California

Erik Breuhaus (MBA ’14)

Erik Breuhaus (MBA ’14)

Co-founder and CFO of CounterFLow AI Inc.

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Nick Moran (MBA ’08)

General Partners at New Stack Ventures, Chicago, Illinois

Ayush Bharti (MBA ’14)

Ayush Bharti (MBA ’14)

Co-founder and CTO OurHealthMate