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Thane Kreiner
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

Thane Kreiner is executive director of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, where he is also Howard & Alida Charney University Professor of Science and Technology for Social Benefit. He was previously founder, president and CEO of PhyloTech Inc. (now Second Genome) as well as founder, president and CEO of Presage Biosciences Inc. He was the startup president and CEO of iZumi Bio Inc. (now iPierian). Prior to his efforts as a “parallel entrepreneur,” he spent 14 years in senior leadership roles at Affymetrix Inc. He earned a master’s in business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business; a Ph.D. in neurosciences from Stanford University School of Medicine; and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin. Contact him at

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