Author and Entrepreneur
Diana Kander is the author of “All In Startup,” a
New York Times best-selling novel outlining lessons
for launching successful products through a
story of a struggling entrepreneur making his way
through the World Series of Poker.
Diana’s family escaped from the Soviet Union
when she was 8 years old. By the time she was an
American citizen, she had perfected her skills as
a capitalist – selling flea market goods to grade
school classmates at a markup.
Today, Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having
founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor
of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri
and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the
world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education.
A Georgetown-educated attorney who left a
successful practice to launch her first company, Diana
draws on her experience as a founder, investor
and academic to train companies and nonprofits
how to be more innovative and how to get their
employees to think like entrepreneurs.