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Philippe L. Sommer

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs; Senior Lecturer

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Philippe L. Sommer Biography

Philippe Sommer, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, is responsible for managing Darden’s entrepreneurship program as well as its broader educational efforts around innovation including the recently launched i.Lab. Sommer also works extensively with the larger U.Va. community on new university-wide entrepreneurship initiatives, such as the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup. Prior to joining Darden, Sommer was a founding partner of WestMed Venture Funds, publicly registered life-sciences venture-capital funds affiliated with CIBC/Oppenheimer, Inc. He has also served as director of business development in the medical products group for Pfizer, Inc. Sommer has extensive experience in fund management, venture capital, private investments, M&A, licensing and technology transfer. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is part of the Batten Institute.

Sommer serves on the advisory boards of the Coulter Foundation Grant to the Biomedical Engineering Department; as advisor to the nanoSTAR Institute (nanotechnology); as a board member of the Buchanan Endowment Program of the Medical School; and as an advisor to the Launch Pad Fund supporting diabetes research, all of which are at U.Va.

Sommer holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. with Honors from Amherst College.

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  • How do I book Philippe L. Sommer to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Philippe L. Sommer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Philippe L. Sommer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Philippe L. Sommer or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Philippe L. Sommer

    Speaking fees for Philippe L. Sommer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Philippe L. Sommer are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Philippe L. Sommer, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Philippe L. Sommer speak about?

    Philippe L. Sommer is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Philippe L. Sommer travel from?

    Philippe L. Sommer generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Philippe L. Sommer’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Philippe L. Sommer for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Philippe L. Sommer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Philippe L. Sommer or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Philippe L. Sommer Biography

Philippe Sommer, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, is responsible for managing Darden’s entrepreneurship program as well as its broader educational efforts around innovation including the recently launched i.Lab. Sommer also works extensively with the larger U.Va. community on new university-wide entrepreneurship initiatives, such as the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup. Prior to joining Darden, Sommer was a founding partner of WestMed Venture Funds, publicly registered life-sciences venture-capital funds affiliated with CIBC/Oppenheimer, Inc. He has also served as director of business development in the medical products group for Pfizer, Inc. Sommer has extensive experience in fund management, venture capital, private investments, M&A, licensing and technology transfer. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is part of the Batten Institute.

Sommer serves on the advisory boards of the Coulter Foundation Grant to the Biomedical Engineering Department; as advisor to the nanoSTAR Institute (nanotechnology); as a board member of the Buchanan Endowment Program of the Medical School; and as an advisor to the Launch Pad Fund supporting diabetes research, all of which are at U.Va.

Sommer holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. with Honors from Amherst College.

FAQs on booking Philippe L. Sommer

  • How do I book Philippe L. Sommer to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Philippe L. Sommer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Philippe L. Sommer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Philippe L. Sommer or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Philippe L. Sommer

    Speaking fees for Philippe L. Sommer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Philippe L. Sommer are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Philippe L. Sommer, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Philippe L. Sommer speak about?

    Philippe L. Sommer is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Philippe L. Sommer travel from?

    Philippe L. Sommer generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Philippe L. Sommer’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Philippe L. Sommer for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Philippe L. Sommer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Philippe L. Sommer or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Philippe L. Sommer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Philippe L. Sommer for your event is available upon request. Philippe L. Sommer generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keith Murnighan, Dr. Vladimir Kvint, Rogers Healy, Sydney Finkelstein and Jeffrey Garten. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Philippe L. Sommer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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