Big News: FounderDating is joining OneVest to build the largest community for entrepreneurs. Details here
Latest Notifications
You have no recent recommendations.

Christine Kurjan

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Principal, Quiver and Innovation Director, Innovation Delivery Ltd. Stanford grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

Principal, Quiver and Innovation Director, Innovation Delivery Ltd. Stanford grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

followers
following
6 vouches

Involved In

Positions

Principal Quiver March 2007 - present
Innovation Director Innovation Delivery Ltd April 2007 - present
Design and innovation consultant IDEO 1992 - 2007
Engineer Sulzer July 1990 - June 1991
Engineering consultant Apple Computer January 1990 - April 1990
Engineer General Dynamics July 1984 - July 1988

Education

Stanford University Engineering Design 1988 - 1990
Georgia Institute of Technology engineering science and mechanics, biomedical engineering 1980 - 1984
IDEO U

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Fashion
  • • Events
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Travel
  • • Social Impact
  • • Healthcare
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Green
  • • Recruiting
  • • Real Estate
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Edutainment
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Fitness
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Curriculum Development • Design Strategy • Design Thinking • Innovative Consulting • Workshop facilitation • Innovation management

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

6
Vouches Received

2
Vouches Given

Think Christine is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Ryan Ceurvorst ★
We worked together  •  Founder & Co-Creative, Tango Foxtrot Communications and Adjunct Faculty, Guest Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, Pinchot.
Christine is a wonderful adviser and team builder. At her core, she is a systems thinker who immediately starts looking for creative solutio ... ns to business challenges through user-focused design. Her coaching and international teaching experience would be an asset to any startup organization.
Em Havens
We worked together  •  IDEO U Community Designer, IDEO. Previously OpenIDEO Meetup Community Lead, IDEO.
Chris is a seasoned innovation practitioner and design thinking expert with decades of experience. She has an authenticity and an enthusiasm ... that will inspire anyone who is lucky enough to be around her, coupled with the wisdom that only comes from years of work in the trenches. She currently works with our 600+ global creative leaders at IDEO U, offering them feedback, advice, and coaching to help them solve huge business challenges they're facing, creatively.
Armand Khoury
We worked together  •  Innovation Manager, Javista Customer Engagement & Digital Marketing Automation. Previously Business Development Manager, BSynchro.
I first met Christine on one of the IDEO U innovation courses that I took in 2015 related to ideating, prototyping and iterating. She was a ... Course Guide back then. Her feedback on my assignments, and her mentorship on design-thinking, prototyping, and innovation have been invaluable. She not only cheered when I had done something good, but also pointed out what I had done wrong, and the areas that I could enhance. She always manages to convey her point in a clear, positive, and encouraging way. She's fun, extremely responsive, and an expert in her domain. Entrepreneurs would be so lucky to have her as their advisor.
Andrew Burroughs
We worked together  •  Partner, IDEO. Previously Location Head, IDEO.
Christine is a seasoned innovator and an excellent engineer. She has many years of diverse experience that give her the ability to read a si ... tuation quickly. I'm confident that she has the breadth of knowledge and savvy to be a great guide for any entrepreneur seeking guidance.
Susie Lee
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Siren and Independent Artist, Digital Media Artist. Yale grad. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Christine is a dynamic thinker and someone who is always thinking outside of the box. Her creativity is inspiring, and she leads by example!
Joe Lambe
They're my advisor  •  Systems Administrator, Laois County Council. Previously Mortgages department, Citibank.
Christine is a consummate professional is her chosen industry of design thinking & innovation. I encountered her in my BSc. Computing post-g ... rad in University College Dublin in 2013, where she lead a large group of students in the skill of product/service design thinking in the post-grad's Practicum. I personally benefited from her insight & esoteric understanding of great design, & indeed have taken my new-found knowledge into my own workplace - a local government department in Ireland - where design thinking is not normally of paramount importance. A excellent advisor - I would highly recommend Christine.

Ryan Ceurvorst ★
We worked together  •  Founder & Co-Creative, Tango Foxtrot Communications and Adjunct Faculty, Guest Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, Pinchot.
Empathetic demeanor, attitude of possibility, great network, smart fellow, gets things done, sees people.

Em Havens
IDEO U Community Designer, IDEO. Previously OpenIDEO Meetup Community Lead, IDEO.
Em builds teams, encouraging and organizing them to perform at their best. Her enthusiastic and unflappable sunny nature and knowing humor d ... raw people to her, while she easily smooths the way and clears the obstacles inherent in simultaneous new product launches. Em belongs to two stellar networks: IDEO and Pinchot University (who offered the first ever sustainability MBA). This combination means Em has complementary processes of excellence in design and business. You'd be lucky to work with her!