Meet Your Coaches 

Learn from practitioners and business leaders who draw on decades of collective experience to apply human-centered methodologies to the most complex systemic challenges.

Kurt Baumberger


Kurt Baumberger is the founder and managing director of the design and implementation company Innovation 90. Kurt helps organizations and leaders realize their innovation potential. His client portfolio includes Tesla, Apple, AT&T, Nissan, Kimberly Clark, and Medtronic. 

Kurt is passionate about using different techniques to unlock the creative confidence in everyone from students to business executives. His books on innovation pioneered many of the techniques now at the forefront of healthcare innovation today.

Kurt has an MBA from Duke University where he is an instructor at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Social Psychology with Honors at William and Mary and guest lectures at Stanford University, Georgia Tech, and UCLA.

David Eilers


David’s experience has focused on the convergence of technology development, commercialization and user adoption. Over the course of his thirty-year career Mr. Eilers has pioneered new products, opened new international markets and developed new business models; resulting in numerous acquisitions.

In addition to his experience in the healthcare industry he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Launch NY Seed Fund and an instructor in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member in Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management since 2015 teaching graduate courses in Corporate Entrepreneurship and affiliated with the SU College of Law since 2017.