Devin Cook is the Executive Producer of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). Launched under Devin’s leadership at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, the IIC awards over $1.5 million to technology-driven organizations globally that are reinventing the future of work and creating a more equitable economy in the digital age.
Devin’s expertise lies in accelerating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems for economic growth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she researched how entrepreneurship drives economic opportunity among textile artisans in India. She has conducted research and theory development alongside leading innovation and entrepreneurship faculty at MIT. Devin was an early employee at multiple start-ups, has mentored over 100 start-up founders, and currently teaches entrepreneurial strategy at accelerators nationwide. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she was awarded the Ronald I. Heller Award for her contribution to entrepreneurship education on campus, and a BA from Middlebury College.