Meet the Team

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Bara Watts

Director, Entrepreneurship

Bara began her career as a dancer, choreographer and singer in NYC.  She eventually moved into the film industry where she progressed up the ladder by being an “intrapreneur” eventually holding senior level positions as Director of Special Projects at MGM/UA Home Entertainment, Director of Worldwide Promotions at 20th Century Fox and VP at Universal Studios. 

She is also a serial entrepreneur.  Her first company, Barbara Watts & Associates, an entertainment marketing company was sold to a New York agency after eight years. Later, having moved back to her home town Cleveland, her WebTV company Network was awarded the prestigious Innovation Fund award through GLIDE.  The Network produced successful web programs including “Got City*GAME!”, and the “The Flannel Channel”.  While in Cleveland she served as interim Executive Director at “Red an Orchestra”, a ground-breaking performance orchestra where she produced the first ever live orchestral performance in the multi-player avatar world, Second Life.  Most recently she provided business management, marketing and web technology consulting to various regional workforce organizations including Global Cleveland and RITE (Regional Information Technology Engagement). 

Bachelors of Science, George Washington University (dance/education)

Masters, Babson College, Entrepreneurial Concentration