MATTHEW T.A. NASH
Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Duke University
Matthew T.A. Nash is the center director of the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), a USAID-funded development lab for scaling innovations in global health. As a managing director of the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Matt leads and supports social innovation and entrepreneurship programs across the university. Matt previously served as executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business where he launched the Global Consulting Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship, and is a visiting lecturer at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, where he teaches an undergraduate course on social innovation. Prior to coming to CASE in 2005, Matt was a senior consultant in strategy and change management with the public sector practice at IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting). In this position and previous consulting capacities, Matt served a diverse set of clients ranging from community-based organizations, including a nonprofit resource center, a community housing board, and a disabilities rights coalition, to large agencies such as World Vision, UNICEF and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Previously, Matt led the Leadership Institute at Yale’s Center for Public Service and volunteered with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania. Matt is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (MBA) and Yale College (BA), where he received the graduation prize for public service. A recipient of Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award for reinventing government, Matt was awarded the inaugural Member Achievement Award by Net Impact and an inaugural Award for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Education by Ashoka, the global network of leading social entrepreneurs.