Aaron D. Bare

  • Co-Founder & Vice-Chair­man
  • Trea­sur­er
  • Founder & Chief Inno­va­tion Offi­cer, Pur­pose­ly

I am cur­rent­ly Entre­pre­neur-in-Res­i­dence (EIR) at SU Ven­tures & Sin­gu­lar­i­ty Uni­ver­si­ty Incu­ba­tor. I am also a Strat­e­gy & Inno­va­tion Con­sul­tant at WDHB, who spent 20+ year career as a Man­age­ment Con­sul­tant, Developer,Entrepreneur, CEO of a Dig­i­tal Strat­e­gy firm & Tech CEO. I am pas­sion­ate about Reimag­in­ing Inno­va­tion through build­ing Expo­nen­tial Orga­ni­za­tions with Dig­i­tal & Col­lec­tive Intel­li­gence. I com­plet­ed B.School (Thun­der­bird), D.School (Stan­ford), Eco­nom­ics degree (IU) & Sin­gu­lar­i­ty Uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ate. As an Entre­pre­neur, I start­ed 3 non-prof­its & sold 12 com­pa­nies over my career. I am a full stack dig­i­tal includ­ing full stack devel­op­er, mar­ket­ing & data skills. Skills include AWS, SQL, API, JavaScript, UI/UX, CSS, HTML, PHP, Java, .NET, iOS & Pho­to­Shop. I also have inter­me­di­ate-expert lev­el skills in Word, Excel & Pow­er­Point. Pre­vi­ous­ly devel­oped eCom­merce Plat­forms, CRM, Project Man­age­ment Plat­form, Mem­ber­ship Por­tals, Social Net­works, Search Engine, Bit­coin enabled Auc­tion Site, eLearn­ing Plat­forms, AI Chat­bots, Web­sites, & Apps. In my past, cre­at­ed Facebook’s most active com­mu­ni­ty, built and mar­ket­ed #1 App in App Store, top 1% on LinkedIn, web­site with 9 mil­lion week­ly vis­i­tors & sev­er­al com­pa­nies reach­ing mul­ti-mil­lions in eCom­merce rev­enue.

I am for­mer­ly EIR at Ari­zona Com­merce Author­i­ty, Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty & Thun­der­bird. I am pre­vi­ous­ly with the Aspen Insti­tute, McCain Insti­tute, Gen-Next, Exec­u­tive Coun­cil & Google Ideas. I speak often about inno­va­tion at con­fer­ences. My proven per­for­mance as a leader has gar­nered, “35 under 35” Entre­pre­neurs; “40 under 40” Lead­ers; Most Inno­v­a­tive Com­pa­ny of the Year & fea­tured in the Wall Street Jour­nal, Wired, Fast Com­pa­ny & Inc. Mag­a­zine. I am for­mer Man­age­ment Con­sul­tant at Accen­ture and Mon­ey Man­age­ment at The Van­guard Group.

I hold an MBA in Glob­al Man­age­ment from Thun­der­bird School of Glob­al Man­age­ment, an MA in Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment from Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty & a BS in Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness (Hon­ors) from the Indi­ana Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. I also com­plet­ed Semes­ter at Sea. Aaron lives with his fam­i­ly in Scotts­dale, he enjoys trav­el­ing, sail­ing & ski­ing.

” We pro­vide diverse edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams that impact under-served stu­dents & vet­er­ans. ”