Karen “KJ” Janowski
KJ leads the team that recruits, selects and supports startup companies as they seek to commercialize their technologies in advanced mobility, energy and the built environment. In addition, she is responsible for establishing and strengthening relationships with partner organizations, including other entrepreneurial support organizations, trade missions and corporate sponsors. She directs ProspectSV marketing and outreach efforts.
KJ’s prior experience of more than three decades includes 14 years as vice president of marketing for several software and hardware technology firms, where she launched over 30 products that generated more than $500M in revenue. Following her work on the management teams of four technology startup companies, KJ provided strategic marketing consulting and interim executive services to a variety of large and small companies in the clean tech, software, services and computer technology sectors. KJ has an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in finance and applied economics from the Haas School at UC Berkeley.
Email: karen.janowski [at] prospectsv.org