Aaron D. Bare

  • Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Circus & Managing Director, Arizona Accelerator

I am currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at SU Ventures & Singularity University Incubator. I am also a Strategy & Innovation Consultant at WDHB, who spent 20+ year career as a Management Consultant, Developer,Entrepreneur, CEO of a Digital Strategy firm & Tech CEO. I am passionate about Reimagining Innovation through building Exponential Organizations with Digital & Collective Intelligence. I completed B.School (Thunderbird), D.School (Stanford), Economics degree (IU) & Singularity University graduate. As an Entrepreneur, I started 3 non-profits & sold 12 companies over my career. I am a full stack digital including full stack developer, marketing & data skills. Skills include AWS, SQL, API, JavaScript, UI/UX, CSS, HTML, PHP, Java, .NET, iOS & PhotoShop. I also have intermediate-expert level skills in Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Previously developed eCommerce Platforms, CRM, Project Management Platform, Membership Portals, Social Networks, Search Engine, Bitcoin enabled Auction Site, eLearning Platforms, AI Chatbots, Websites, & Apps. In my past, created Facebook’s most active community, built and marketed #1 App in App Store, top 1% on LinkedIn, website with 9 million weekly visitors & several companies reaching multi-millions in eCommerce revenue.

I am formerly EIR at Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona State University & Thunderbird. I am previously with the Aspen Institute, McCain Institute, Gen-Next, Executive Council & Google Ideas. I speak often about innovation at conferences. My proven performance as a leader has garnered, “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs; “40 under 40” Leaders; Most Innovative Company of the Year & featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company & Inc. Magazine. I am former Management Consultant at Accenture and Money Management at The Vanguard Group.

I hold an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MA in Economic Development from Indiana University & a BS in International Business (Honors) from the Indiana Institute of Technology. I also completed Semester at Sea. Aaron lives with his family in Scottsdale, he enjoys traveling, sailing & skiing.

” Making an impact through entrepreneurship, employment and education.”