Thomas Kohler is Associate Professor of Marketing at Hawaii Pacific University. His research explores how to design effective innovation platforms. By studying and facilitating corporate-startup collaborations, his recent studies show strategies on how companies can interact with startups for mutual benefit. His research has been published in journals such as the Harvard Business Manager, MIS Quarterly and the California Management Review. His passion for entrepreneurship sparked the creation of travel2change, Innovation Days and new ventures with companies like Philips or Kuoni Travel.