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Travis Howe

Senior Program Officer – Data and Measurement, Entrepreneurship

Travis Howe is a senior program officer – data and measurement in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the data and measurement work to ensure staff and grantees are informed about new datasets, methods of measurements, and evolving approaches to conducting research on key questions related to strategic goals.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Howe was a data scientist for Spring Venture Group, where he assisted the Human Resources department with hiring-related projects, including designing a predictive model to aid hiring managers. Earlier, Howe was a consultant for ALLYDVM, where he used clustering and regression analysis to estimate the effect of the number of heartworm and flea medication brands offered on sales and helped with the development of a scheduling chat bot using JavaScript. In addition to his work at the Foundation, Howe is an education software developer, and his latest project involves a web application that helps students learn vocabulary words and gathers actionable data based on their performance.

Howe has a Ph.D. and Master of Science in economics from Northwestern University and a Tensorflow and Artificial Intelligence certificate from The Data Incubator. His co-authored piece, “A Test of Prohibition’s Effect on Alcohol Production and Consumption Using Crop Yields,” appears in Southern Economic Journal.