Meet our Team
Director of DEN
Jamie Coughlin is the Director of DEN at Dartmouth College and the Founding Director of the DEN Innovation Center, where he oversees the development of entrepreneurial programming and the growth of new venture creation and incubation through the greater Dartmouth Entrepreneurial community for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Jamie has a 15-year history in entrepreneurship, both as an entrepreneur and as an incubation professional. Previously, Jamie was the CEO and Entrepreneur in Residence of the abi Innovation Hub, NH's oldest business incubator. In the process, he was awarded NHBR's 2012 "Business Excellence" Award as NH's most innovative nonprofit leader, the President of the NH Business Incubator Network, as well as recognized as a 2013 NH Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" recipient.
Jamie serves as the Vice-Chair and board member of the International Business Innovation Association (formerly the National Business Incubation Association), the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship serving 2,200 members worldwide. In this capacity Jamie has served as a speaker, moderator and trainer at InBIA events. As an entrepreneur, Jamie has founded and managed a variety of ventures, including an edutech solution focused around audience response systems and an online funding platform for the social venture market. Jamie received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
Program Manager, Experiential Learning
Sarah is responsible for experiential learning programs at DEN. She works with DEN Associates, the student leadership board, to create DEN student entrepreneurial programing. Sarah designs entrepreneurial and mini-trek experiences for the DEN in Residence Living Learning Community. She manages the DEN Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course; the DEN/Hood Museum of Art: Art and Innovation Speaker Series, the DEN/Tuck Fireside Speaker Series, and other co-sponsored programs. Prior to working at DEN, as the Education Coordinator at the Department of Medicine she managed continuing medical education live conferences including the 9th Annual Conference on Heart Failure and the Telehealth Summit. At the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences she managed student and public programs. She was a faculty academic assistant at the Tuck School of Business and worked in the Tuck Executive Education Department on special projects and custom programs. In her earlier career, Sarah worked as an operations manager and marketing coordinator in the museum and entertainment industry, as a youth pastor, and in the hospitality industry.
Sarah managed a high school Destination Imagination (DI) team for five years. In 2015 her DI team advanced to DI Global Finals and placed in the top 20 for their improvisational challenge. Sarah can be found building costumes and props at local community theaters. She holds a BA in German from California State University, Long Beach. Sarah is currently working toward a Master in Education degree in Integrated Arts at Plymouth State University.