Christopher Zobrist

Startup Coach, Innovation Consultant, and Ecosystem Designer in Berkeley, California

Mr. Zobrist has over 17 years of experience as both an entrepreneur and educator, with a focus on helping teams to successfully connect innovation theory and entrepreneurial practice. He is currently an independent consultant to innovative start-ups and projects within larger organizations, as well as a coach to founders and executives focused on innovation. He draws upon both practical experience, as well as applied research to help set and achieve tangible results. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s of Business Administration from UC Davis, with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Management of Innovation, respectively.

In his spare time, Christopher has developed a strong practice and application of Mindfulness meditation in his work. He has a daily practice of 1-2 hours, and attends 2-3 months of meditation retreats each year. Christopher has a rare genetic condition called Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy (ADOA), and as a result, has been legally blind since birth. Despite this condition, he has competed in triathalons, open water swims, and enjoys playing piano.

If you are an entrepreneur or executive with a focus on innovation projects, please feel free to connect and schedule an appointment for a phone or Skype call.

  • Education
    • Uc Berkeley, Haas
    • UC Davis Graduate School of Management