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LIORA BEER

Liora Beer is a social entrepreneur and artist  who is dedicated to fostering innovative and vibrant urban communities.  She is the Founder and Director of the Fairmount Innovation Lab.   Beer is also the Executive Director of Artmorpheus, a not-for-profit organization of which the Lab is a project. 

Beer's experience spans 20 years of work in creative industries, community building, economic development, arts, nonprofits, government and academia. She is the co-founder of New Art Love, a MassChallenge social enterprise.

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Anuradha ("Anu") Yadav

 

Anu is Chief Strategy Officer of Fairmount Innovation Lab.  Previously, Anu was the Executive Director of TiE-Boston from 2014 to 2016.  During her tenure at TiE-Boston, she led strategic planning, fundraising and co-created TiE ScaleUp, a 5 month accelerator program to help companies between seed and Series A financing scale through access to investors, mentorship, workshops and peer-to-peer learning.  As a corporate attorney with ten years of experience practicing law at State Street Bank and Trust Company, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston, MA and DLA Piper LLP in Atlanta, GA, Anu represented start-up companies from initial formation, through venture capital financings, and acquisitions.   Anu clerked for the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.  Anu served as a trustee on the University of Vermont (“UVM”) Board of Trustees and is currently an Emeriti trustee as well as a member of the the Board of Directors of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.   Anu graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 
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Anuradha ("Anu") Yadav

 

Anu is Chief Strategy Officer of Fairmount Innovation Lab.  Previously, Anu was the Executive Director of TiE-Boston from 2014 to 2016.  During her tenure at TiE-Boston, she led strategic planning, fundraising and co-created TiE ScaleUp, a 5 month accelerator program to help companies between seed and Series A financing scale through access to investors, mentorship, workshops and peer-to-peer learning.  As a corporate attorney with ten years of experience practicing law at State Street Bank and Trust Company, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston, MA and DLA Piper LLP in Atlanta, GA, Anu represented start-up companies from initial formation, through venture capital financings, and acquisitions.   Anu clerked for the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.  Anu served as a trustee on the University of Vermont (“UVM”) Board of Trustees and is currently an Emeriti trustee as well as a member of the the Board of Directors of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.   Anu graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont and received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.