Director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University
Thomas Sudow is the director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University. He has spent more than 20 years working with entrepreneurial businesses and start-ups and as part of the entrepreneurial infrastructure in Ohio. As Business Development Director for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (Cleveland Clinic), he helped launch more than 60 businesses that now employ over 1,000 people.
As Executive Director of the Beachwood Ohio Chamber of Commerce, he was a founder of the Beachwood Business Development Center which witness over $1,000,000,000 in exits. He has worked international with start-ups and established businesses. He has helped to launch five incubators and accelerators and is frequently called upon to consult to and lecture on business.
In 2015, he keynoted a session at the White House on Digital Health. He currently also consults for international venture capital firms and is an advisor to eHealth Israel an innovative incubator in the center of Israel.
Ashland’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, established in 2003 as a wing of AU’s Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics, focuses on serving the educational needs of students by actively promoting, encouraging and developing entrepreneurial knowledge through experiential learning. The Morgan Center facilities and its programs serve as a vital tool in the overall integration of entrepreneurship across the Ashland University campus, allowing students opportunities to practice entrepreneurial skills in a low risk environment.