Improving lives through invention

Maggie Flanagan, Senior Program Officer

As a Senior Program Officer for The Lemelson Foundation, Maggie Flanagan leads the Foundation’s Developing Country Entrepreneurship Initiative. She is an experienced entrepreneur and adviser to startups focused on supporting market-based solutions to environmental and social problems.

Flanagan previously served as a Vice President for Business Development in the Kenya office of Village Industrial Power, a social enterprise startup dedicated to providing clean and cost-effective energy sources for farmers in developing countries. Maggie previously served as Director of Entrepreneur Programs at Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she provided assistance to emerging companies and managed external partnerships with universities, government offices and corporations.

Flanagan began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer, working as a Community Health and Development Volunteer in Madagascar. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a major in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science, and an M.B.A. in Global and Sustainable Enterprise from Colorado State University.