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Websiteabout.me/teddyzmrhal
Twitter@tzmrhal
BirthplaceChicago, IL
Birthdate3/1/73

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Columbia University, MBA 2003
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Northwestern University, MA 1997
Learning Sciences
Stanford University 2006
London Business School, U. of London 2003

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Teddy Zmrhal

The newest member of the Leadership Team at the burgeoning IDEO Singapore Office, Teddy is a serial entrepreneur and learning designer. He’s co-founded a number of companies and non-profits over the years including Learning Productions, a learning simulation company that successfully exited (sold to SmartForce for $16m) literally days before the crash in 2000 and B!, a social health and wellness startup, - ‘the best work of his life’ that didn’t!

After three months recuperating on (sailing) and in (diving) the waters of the South Pacific and Southeast Asia in 2009, Teddy started teaching and mentoring budding entrepreneurs and designers between his home in the Bay Area and his hometown of Chicago. He’s taught entrepreneurship, business strategy, and design at the Haas School of Business, both the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, The Institute of Design in Chicago and was both Associate Chair and faculty of the groundbreaking Design MBA program at the California College of the Arts. He’s mentored and taught at Excelerate in Chicago, Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine and the Founder’s Institute in the Bay Area and at Greenstart - the clean tech accelerator. Teddy earned a Master of Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and MBAs in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Columbia and London Business Schools. He’s absolutely thrilled to return to the ASEAN region and specifically to be in Singapore…and is happy to call himself the latest resident of Tiong Bahru. Specialties

business formation & strategy, technology & product development, board & business development; social architecture, social software, and social network analysis; systems, experience & learning design, user & social-centered design; leadership, high performance teams, negotiation & execution; trust, integrity, identity, gender, & narrative; data & network visualization, ethnography, social psychology, project/process management, entrepreneurship and innovation

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