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Graham Henshaw

Executive Director

Email: [[grhenshaw]]
Phone: 757-221-2949
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About Graham

Graham Henshaw is Assistant Provost for Entrepreneurship at William & Mary. In this role, he spearheads the development and execution of initiatives that infuse entrepreneurial thinking across the university community, actively cultivating a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus. Collaborating closely with faculty, staff, and students, he fosters an environment that equips the W&M community with a versatile entrepreneurial toolkit.

From The Entrepreneurship Hub at Tribe Square, Graham oversees a comprehensive suite of resources, events, and programs that help people make progress on endeavors they care deeply about. His vision for a uniquely W&M approach to entrepreneurship has helped secure financial support for these initiatives and positioned William & Mary at the forefront of experiential entrepreneurial education and action.

Before his tenure as Assistant Provost, Graham was a Clinical Associate Professor teaching entrepreneurship in the undergraduate and graduate programs at W&M's Raymond A. Mason School of Business since 2012. At the Mason School, Graham was also the Executive Director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center, greatly expanding its reach and engaging students from over 40 different majors across the university.

Graham has been a founder of several startups, one of which, PaceTat, was acquired in 2010. Subsequently, Graham contributed to the growth of early-stage, socially driven startups at New Richmond Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in scalable, impact-oriented companies. Graham is also a founding General Partner of Extra Credit Ventures, an angel investment syndicate that makes seed and later-stage investments in industry-shaping ventures. He has a diverse product development and strategic consulting background and has worked with industry-leading companies such as General Electric, Medtronic, Kraft Foods, Toyota, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Graham holds master's and bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Industrial Design, from Virginia Tech.