Jens Molbak
Start: February 7, 2024 3 p.m.
End: February 7, 2024 4:30 p.m.
Register online before February 5.

The business environment of the 21st century has changed dramatically from the 20th century. A top priority for the Miller College of Business is to ensure that faculty are preparing our students to thrive in the dynamic and complex world in which organizations now contribute and compete, a world in which businesses are increasingly taking the lead in addressing the world’s grand challenges.

Join us for this inaugural lecture of the Bryan Dean Forum, "Reimagining Business Education" series.  This inaugural series of the Bryan Dean Forum aims to provide leading-edge insights that will support our faculty in reimagining business education and expose our students to prominent thought leaders. The series will clarify the challenges ahead for business and business education and provide inspiration and guidance for our journey of change. Reception immediately following the lecture.

Uniting Profit and Purpose: An Introduction to Tri-Sector Business Models

Jens Molbak

Entrepreneur and Founder of New Impact and CoinStar, tri-sector innovation champion and expert

Molbak has a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation investing, and a world where social and economic progress are available to all. He founded NewImpact, a humanity benefit non-profit that seeks to utilize a data-driven “tri-sector” approach to align resources available in the private, social, and public sectors to generate superior societal and financial outcomes.

Molbak founded his first company, Coinstar in 1990 with the goal of creating a company that could simultaneously benefit the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Coinstar today has processed over $ 60 billion, raised $100 million for non-profits, and saved the US government billions in reduced costs.

Molbak is active in the Seattle and national impact community as the owner of Molbak’s Nursery, a board member for the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy, a Partner for Social Venture Partners Seattle, a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and a Network Member of the Ashoka Support Network.

Molbak holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale University. A native of Seattle, Jens is an avid hiker, backcountry skier, and enthusiast of landscape architecture.

Reception immediately following lecture and discussion.

Register online before February 5.