Core Faculty

Linda Kinning

MBA, The University of Chicago

Linda has spent the past 10 years bringing ideas, products, and communities to life in domains ranging from theatre, AI research, to startups in the US and Asia. She is the director of the venture studio at Equitech Ventures working hand-in-hand with founders on building AI tools for the global majority.  She helps first time founders innovate and build human-centered startups from idea stage to launch. She has worked in AI research at the University of Chicago and in the nonprofit sector in higher education and the arts. She received her MBA from Chicago Booth in behavioral science, strategy, and entrepreneurship and is currently based in Chicago.  You can read more about her work and experience here.