Steven Koltai

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Managing Director at Koltai and Company
"Entrepreneurship spending really is a catalyst for creating jobs, which is in my view a much longer-term benefit than even short-term security that can be obtained by having American forces on the ground [in Iraq and Afghanistan]."
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Steven Koltai is the Managing Director of Koltai and Company, LLC (KoltCo), a professional services consulting firm that designs, implements, and advises on entrepreneurship ecosystem programming in emerging markets.

Steven created and ran the Global Entrepreneurship Program for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a central element of President Obama’s strategy for changing the relationship between the U.S. and Muslim communities around the world. He left the State Department to continue the work of global entrepreneurship ecosystem building via Koltai & Company. Steven is currently a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Steven has over 30 years of business experience with several successful startups under his belt, including SES, the world’s largest commercial TV satellite system, and Event411, an online event management business which he founded, grew to over 250 employees, and sold in 2002. He has also served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development at Warner Bros., as a strategic planning consultant at McKinsey & Co., and as an investment banker at Salomon Bros. Steven is an active angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs around the world.

Check out Steven's latest book:

Peace Through Entrepreneurship

Peace through Entrepreneurship
Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development
Brookings Institution Press, 2016

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