Entrepreneur, investor, and media personality, Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) has made “Empowering a Billion Women by 2020” (EBW2020) her mission. By leveraging her business, policy, and media initiatives, Vanderveldt strives to guide motivated women to success and help make their visions a reality by providing the tools, technology, and resources.
In business, she is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. and the Creator/Curator of the $100M Dell Innovators Credit Fund (DICF) to power entrepreneurs worldwide. Leader of the Dell Founders Club and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs, Vanderveldt oversees the program that provides access for Dell’s 10M small business customers. Her resources and expertise help entrepreneurs worldwide build and grow their companies.
In addition to her work at Dell, Vanderveldt holds the position as Founder and CEO of the holding company, Ingrid Vanderveldt LLC, the CEO of VH2 Energy Investments & Green Girl Energy, and is the Founding Organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success) for women. Vanderveldt serves on the Advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor, Belle Capital, and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member. Co-Founder of The Billionaire Girls Club, Vanderveldt believes technology is the key denominator to the success of growing companies. She holds a patent for one of the first “personalization software” applications, United States Patent 6266668.
In 2012, Vanderveldt took her expertise to Washington D.C. where she helped architect the first Federal and State based Entrepreneur in Residence Bill, aimed to simplify small business regulatory hurdles to help business owners start and grow their companies.
Vanderveldt’s spirited personality led her to opportunities as a business television host, an international speaker and subject matter expert on entrepreneurship, women’s leadership, and our global economy. She created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe. She is the host of the online entrepreneurship show, “On the Road with iV” and “The Conversationalist Series” by Dell. She speaks on topics such as “The Future of Technology” (TedxFiap- Brazil) and “Making the Impossible, Possible” (TedxFiDiWomen- SFO).
She has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Today Show, Power Lunch and The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo. Her first book, “Making the Impossible, Possible” will be released in 2013.
Her philanthropic efforts focus on women’s leadership, development, and entrepreneurial initiatives in developing countries, starting with Haiti. To kick off this initiative, she supported the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Haitian Global Cohort, in partnership with Thunderbird School for Good and The US State Department, providing grants and computers (provided by Dell) to 27 women entrepreneurs in Haiti.
She has a Masters in Architecture and an MBA in Entrepreneurship. She was awarded the 2012 Alumna of the Year from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Ingrid is a skydiver, motorcycle rider, snowboarder, art enthusiast and lover of her family, friends, great coffee, and wine. She travels non-stop promoting women and entrepreneurship issues around the globe, and is based out of Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband, a professional skydiver and their two dogs. You can follow her at @ontheroadwithiv.