Peter Rachor is the Hynds Entrepreneurial Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland. He has extensive international experience, having lived on four continents and travelled extensively as part of a long career in telecommunications and start-ups. Peter has built companies that were sold to Verizon and Nokia, worked for large organisations like British Telecom and Asian Infrastructure Fund Management, and supported commercialisation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico. Prior to coming to New Zealand, he was the Director for Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Portland, helping grow innovation and commercialisation for undergraduate and graduate students.

Peter’s global experience in entrepreneurship and education alongside a proven track record in new ventures, technology assessment, and teaching offers us valuable insights into a variety of global markets and connections to top research institutions. Expertise with experiential entrepreneurial development methodologies including design thinking and lean innovation will help our portfolio companies gain access to high-quality support at the early stages when designing and planning the business strategy.