Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) member Alison Rosenthal believes that effective partnerships play a critical role in the creation and success of businesses.
Since September 2014, Alison has served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Wealthfront, Inc., an automated investment service. Prior to Wealthfront, Ali served as Chief Operating Officer of MessageMe, a company that develops and offers a multimedia messaging application for mobile devices, and as Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm.
Her roles at these firms have allowed her insight into the formulation and maintenance of strategic partnerships that are so important in any company, particularly in businesses just starting out.
As part of her signature PAGE initiative, Ali will provide support to businesses trying to form these partnerships. Ali will help entrepreneurs incorporate strategic partnerships into their business models by presenting several frameworks and meeting with groups of entrepreneurs at all levels to discuss how to build effective partnership programs. Ali hopes to teach budding entrepreneurs how to set realistic goals and achieve them through effective partnerships.
Watch Alison talk about the PAGE program and the importance of strategic partnerships here.
Launched in April 2014, PAGE was created to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. The initiative formed as a partnership among celebrated entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of State. In the initiative’s first year, PAGE members utilized their knowledge, ideas, and talent to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and around the world to promote the program’s mission. As PAGE kicks off its second year, each ambassador has agreed to take the lead on his or her own signature initiative to address the global growing demand for engagement with America’s most respected and celebrated business creators.