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Innovator, Author,

Keynote Speaker

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  Innovator | Tech Founder | Author | Keynote Speaker | Strategist | Retreat Host 

LaKisha Greenwade is an award-winning Innovator, Tech Ecosystem Founder, Forbes Leadership Coach, and Harvard University Guest Lecturer.


Affectionately known as “Coach L,” she teaches ambitious entrepreneurs, experienced professionals, and senior 

managers how to push past their self-imposed limits, unleash their innovative spirit and design the life of their dreams.

As the founder of Wearable Tech Ventures (501c3), she is leading the charge to support 100 wearable startups by 2030 led by underrepresented founders. She highlights founders and innovations as host of the Wearable Takeover podcast. In July 2022, Wearable Tech Ventures hosted the world largest and most inclusive wearables focused hackathon. 

Her trailblazing career is marked with historical firsts in Corporate America as a National and Regional Account Manager for Fortune 500 companies; in Tech while raising a fund for underrepresented tech founders; in Innovation curating design thinking and executive leadership growth experiences; and in academia as a Business Professor.


Her personal vow to ensure she is never the last to contribute to history has influenced her work as visionary and President of the global wearable tech ecosystem, Wearable Tech Ventures; contributor and investor for the Upsurge Baltimore Equitech Ecosystem; and Innovation influencer.


In addition to frequently speaking at corporate and tech events, LaKisha has been honored as Innovator of the Year, Start Up Mentor of the Year, Maryland Leading Women honoree, 3x SXSW Speaker and twice as a 40 under 40 Leader.


After years of leading Innovation efforts for corporations and the Federal Government, she earned a Design Thinking certification from MIT in 2021. This accolade compliments her B.S. in Economics from The Ohio State University, MBA from University of Maryland College Park, and MS Marketing education at Johns Hopkins University. 

Innovation is the act of turning ideas into practical reality despite your fears and challenges. Visit her to find out how she can empower you to activate your ingenious nature and transform your workplace with Design Thinking workshops.

Watch Coach L in the Tech Documentary Something Bigger

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For booking, collaborations, and press inquiries please fill out the form below. Information re: Honorariums or Donations to her 501c3 should be included. 

Coach L's Team will return your email within 7-10 business days.

2024 Speaking & Advisory Board Engagements 

Jan 10-13            CES 

Feb 5                   NSF I-CorpsBlack Founders Program (Morgan State University)

Feb 15-17            BEYA (Baltimore, MD)

Feb 26                 Pitch Dingman Round 1 Judge 

March 10             KID Museum Women's Month Feature (Bethesda, MD)

March 14-16       ERN Conference (Washington, DC) 

March 15             CNN Laura Coates Show 

March 23             AKA Psi Phi Omega Chapter 10 Year Anniversary Emcee

March 24             KID Museum Wearable Tech Feature

April 15-19           National Science Foundation National I-Corps Kickoff 

May 8-11              Black Innovation Alliance Sustainability Summit 

July 15-19            Wearable Tech Ventures Youth Intensive 

July 22-26           Wearable Tech Ventures Global Hackathon

Sept 12-14           AAAS HBCU Making & Innovation Summit 







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