David Miller

David J. Miller is the Director of Entrepreneurship at the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship (MCSE). Miller is also [David] a supporting faculty member at George Mason University’s School of Management teaching New Venture Creation and is a PhD candidate at Mason’s School of Public Policy working with Dr. Zoltan J. Acs.

In his work with MCSE, Miller supports entrepreneurship education and programming. From developing and leading Startup Mason, a peer-to-peer founders group for Mason community members, to working with Summer Innovation Program (SIP) participants from around the world on lean startup methodologies, David brings practical tools and offerings to the MCSE and its
community.

Miller has been part of multiple new ventures over the past 15 years, most recently serving as the founder and CEO of FamilyFantasySports.com, an online platform for family-friendly fantasy football. Before that, David helped found and served as the COO of the Creative Class Group (CCG), leading business development, new product and service creation, and strategy. At CCG David oversaw the creation, development, and implementation of the Creative Cities Leadership Project educating and leading more than 200 social innovators in the creation of 30 social ventures in Tallahassee, El Paso, Tacoma, Charlotte, Duluth, and Noosa, Australia. Before CCG, David operated a multi-family property management and leasing firm and worked as a real estate advisor to large commercial tenants in the San Francisco Bay Area. During 1999-2001 David served as the Director of Operations and Strategy for MachineWeb.com and manager of e-commerce and digital music for Rollingstone.com. Miller also spent two years as lead researcher and writer for the President/CEO of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a leading foreign policy think-tank in Washington D.C.

David’s research focuses on opportunity identification and firm formation processes employed by student entrepreneurs in the United States. His theory posits that the campus is the frontier for entrepreneurship in the United States. His fields of research include entrepreneurship, higher education, and economic history. Miller is currently creating a directory, taxonomy, and database of high growth student entrepreneurs, their ventures, and their universities and writing case
studies on universities as the entrepreneurial frontier.

He frequently blogs and comments on entrepreneurship, higher education, and related topics at http://CampusEntrepreneurship.wordpress.com and @campus_entre.