Angela Kujava is the Managing Director of Desai Accelerator, the University of Michigan’s alumni startup accelerator. She specializes in design thinking and human-centered design methods, customer discovery, and storytelling, especially as they apply to entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to Desai, Angela served as the Director of Innovation at a global application development firm where she led teams that worked to nurture, assist, and grow developing and maturing companies. In her first career, Angela was a financial planner, having earned the Certified Financial Planner ProfessionalTM and a Certified Investment Management Analyst® designations.
Angela is a Masters of Design Methods candidate at the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and earned an A.B. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She attained the Foundations in Creative Leadership, Leading for Creativity, Cultivating Creative Collaboration, and Storytelling for Influence certifications from IDEO.