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2022 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship

The Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship is given annually to a person who best exemplifies Brandeis International Business School's values of entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking.

This year's award recipient is Stephanie Tilenius ’89, MA’90, founder and CEO of Vida Health.

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Award Recipient

Stephanie Tilenius ’89, MA’90

Stephanie Tilenius 89, MA’90

Founder and CEO of Vida Health

Vida Health is a virtual care platform that treats the whole person by addressing a full range of physical and mental chronic health conditions ranging from diabetes to depression. Before starting Vida, Stephanie was with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she worked primarily with late-stage KPCB portfolio companies, with an emphasis on companies in the Digital Growth Fund.

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Len Asper

Leonard Asper 86

President and CEO, Anthem Sports and Entertainment

Leonard Asper, B.A., L.L.B., L.L.D, is the president, CEO and majority shareholder of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a media company that owns and operates content platforms targeting distinct communities in areas including combat sports, sports gaming, e-sports and hunting and fishing. He serves on the Board of Advisors of Brandeis International Business School, where he founded the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship. Before that, he also served for several terms on the Board of Trustees of Brandeis University.

Kathryn Graddy

Kathryn Graddy

Dean, Brandeis International Business School

Kathryn Graddy is the dean of Brandeis International Business School and the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics. Graddy has held numerous leadership positions at Brandeis University. Graddy’s research focuses on the economics of art, culture and, more generally, industrial organization.

Ron Liebowitz

Ronald D. Liebowitz

President, Brandeis University

Ronald D. Liebowitz became Brandeis University’s ninth president on July 1, 2016. The former president of Middlebury College, Liebowitz is a recognized administrative leader in higher education, whose academic scholarship centers on political geography, Russia and higher education.

Louis Woolf ’76

Louis Woolf ’76

President and CEO, Hebrew SeniorLife

Louis J. Woolf is President and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), an integrated, eight-site system of health care, housing, research and teaching that is committed to redefining the experience of aging, and directly serves more than 3,000 Greater Boston seniors on a daily basis. Mr. Woolf earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brandeis University in 1976, and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1978. 

About the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship

The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship serves as Brandeis International Business School's platform to examine and understand the key trends affecting entrepreneurship across cultures and borders. It provides a diverse range of learning experiences through courses, seminars, conferences, internships, business plan competitions, field visits and meetings with global entrepreneurs.

Previous Winners

Governor Deval L. Patrick

2021
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts, 2007-2015

Lior Div of Cybereason, Brandeis President Ronald Liebowitz, Udi Mokady of CyberArk

2018
Udi Mokady, CEO of CyberArk
Lior Div, CEO of Cybereason

2015
John Harthorne and Akhil Nigam
Co-founders, MassChallenge

2014
Diane Hessan
Chairman, Communispace

2013
Brian Lash '78
Founder, Target Companies

2011
Helen Greiner
Co-Founder of iRobot, Founder/CEO of CyPhyWorks

2009
Linda Rottenberg
CEO and Co-Founder, Endeavor Global

2008
Jon L. Luther
Chairman and CEO, Dunkin' Brands

2004
FUBU