Entrepreneurship Coaching

Need some more help working through your D-Prize plan or another entrepreneurial idea you've been kicking around? Enlist the help of The Fletcher School's Entrepreneur Coach, Rockford Weitz. A Fletcher alum (MALD and PhD) and veteran of numerous successful start-up ventures, Rockford is on campus to lend a helping hand to innovation in the Fletcher Community.

How to Get Involved

Office Hours will be held in Cabot 603A every Friday from 10:00 AM-12:00PM. You may also make an appointment for coaching by contacting: rockford.weitz@tufts.edu

As Entrepreneurship Coach, Rockford will help students and alumni:

  1. Think through business, social, and policy ideas where entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship could be part of the solution
  2. Create business plans, go-to-market strategies, and presentations to potential customers and investors
  3. Connect with potential customers, potential investors, and service providers that an help aspiring Fletcher entrepreneurs turn their ideas into viable enterprises


Rockford WeitzRockford Weitz is Entrepreneur Coach at the Fletcher School. He also serves as President of the Institute for Global Maritime Studies Inc., a non-profit that seeks practical solutions to global maritime challenges, and President & CEO of Rhumb Line International LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic advice to entrepreneurs and startups.

Rockford served as founding Executive Director at FinTech Sandbox in 2014. From 2008 to 2013, he served as founding CEO at CargoMetrics, leading the effort to build a financial technology business that started in his Cambridge apartment and has hired numerous Fletcher students and alumni.

Before co-founding Rhumb Line in 2005, he served as international counsel at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., leading the effort to open 12 international subsidiaries and streamline global operations. He also worked at the U.S. Trade Representative, and co-founded and served as Program Director of the Borgenicht Peace Initiative, a social entrepreneurship venture in Bethlehem.

Rockford earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School and a B.A. in International Relations: Political Economy from the College of William and Mary. He is a fellow in the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program, a member of the Fletcher School's Development Committee and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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