Jacob Weiss, PhD

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Jacob Weiss, PhD, is a social entrepreneur who believes that we can do the most good by being good at what we do, and doing what we love.

As the founder of High-Wired Communities, Weiss uses a community-based approach to evaluate and develop synergy in local communities and collaborative organizations. With expertise in multiple disciplines, from medical informatics to cause marketing and social networking, he is sought after as a strategy & design consultant for tech startups, corporations, and community organizations. He works with clients to transform their brands through new approaches to giving, listening, and community partnerships. He also is the director of Playing By Air Productions, a nationally touring entertainment company that bridges corporate events and social responsibility by donating performances to local causes with each event appearance.

  • Expertise: Non-Profit Partnerships, Health-Care Technology, Mobile App Design, Social Enterprise, Social Media, Cause Marketing
  • Recent Clients and Partners: Novartis, Healthways, Vanderbilt University, American Cancer Society, ChemoDuck, iCitizen, Madison Square Garden, Aledo Education Foundation.
  • Education: PhD, Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Informatics; BSE, Princeton University, Computer Science