Mary Shepard Spaeth

Mary Spaeth

Dr. Mary Shepard Spaeth, Swedish, founded three companies and mentored hundreds of start-ups individualy and as a professor of entrepreneurship, economics and international business in Sweden, Scotland, Mexico and the United States.

As an executive with Mjärdevi Business Incubator, Dr. Spaeth is currently President of Transmera AB, a Swedish company that provides economic development strategies that help entrepreneurs improve their sales, competitiveness and achieve sustainable growth. As a Global Mentor for the African Entrepreneurship Award, Dr. Spaeth will bring this expertise to African entrepreneurs seeking sustainable and impactful businesses.

One of Dr. Spaeth’s mentees explained, “I have known Mary Shephard Spaeth for almost 15 years and have long benefited from her intelligence, passion, expertise and commitment related to technology commercialization, business incubation, entrepreneur support ecologies, and international business.”

As a PhD student at the University of the West of Scotland, Dr. Spaeth studied at the Institute of Identity, Culture, and the Politics of Language in the School of Business and Creative Industries.