Growth Capital Network
Dr. Lauren Bigelow has served as the CEO of the Growth Capital Network since 2010. Lauren’s team manages programs for the philanthropic, health care and innovation community providing strategic, project management, research, analytic, and evaluative services. Lauren has spent 17 years in the non-profit and technology space – bringing a strategic perspective with exceptional execution skills on all organizational levels. Prior to GCN and before its ‘09 acquisition by Bloomberg, Lauren was the North American Commercial Director for New Energy Finance, the leading independent provider of data and research in the clean energy markets. From 2004–08, Lauren was the Managing Director of the Cleantech Group where she oversaw the firm’s technology and innovation pipelines. She is currently on the investment advisory boards of the Zell Lurie Fund, Social Capital Fund and Belle Capital Michigan. She is the Board Chair of the Energy Innovation Business Council and Institute for Energy Innovation as well as on the board of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Lauren participates on the advisory board of the Erb Institute, the Great Lakes Leaders Council and the Michigan council for the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
Lauren is a finance lecturer at the Ross School of Business. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and MA and PhD in anthropology from Northwestern University.