Dr. Harold Schmitz, Visiting Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UC Davis
Harold is co-founder and General Partner of March Capital US, LLC (The March Fund) and a Senior Scholar in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. He advises the BioInnovation Institute established by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the AI Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems co-funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation. Harold gained domain expertise in the global food sector via 25 years with Mars, Incorporated, including serving as the company’s Chief Science Officer during 2005 - 2018. Harold’s experiences enable unique visibility to world-class inventors, innovators, and companies defining the role of food in the new economy of health.