Hi, I’m Xanthe. I help people turn their ideas into projects that make the world better.

WHY? The complex social, environmental, and economic problems we face need the ideas and energy of people from all walks of life. The problem is that a lot of folks don’t feel empowered to develop their ideas and move them forward. I help people develop projects that make the world better by using tried and true processes from the field of design. Projects can be startups, nonprofits, or open source–where there is a will, there is a way. I’m specifically interested in supporting underrepresented founders.

MFA in Industrial Design (first-generation college grad)
Ten Years of Teaching Innovation at Universities
Three Years Running Technology Accelerator
Five Years Mentoring in State-Sponsored Startup Competitions
Participated in White House Office of Science and Technology Policy roundtables
Helped four founders win six-figure prizes
Helped scores of innovators develop prototypes and partnerships

Seth Godin’s altMBA
Empire State Development, Grow NY
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, 76West
Women in Entrepreneurship at Cornell University
Board of Cooperative Education Services, P-Tech
Ithaca Generator Makerspace



this is me in my studio with my sweet little dog, Sunny

read: The TUNING Toolkit