Renee Rock

Senior Lecturer
(805) 493-3929
Swenson 233


Reneé Rock teaches entrepreneurship and business communication at CLU. Prior to joining CLU, Reneé held management positions in the technology, aerospace, nonprofit, and venture capital industries.

An award-winning serial entrepreneur, Renee was the 2014 winner of the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Competition at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently the co-founder of UpLook, a technology company focused in the online fashion industry.

An accomplished innovation strategist, Reneé is well-known for her work developing both early and growth-stage start-up companies. As managing director of business development for Summit Venture Strategies from 2002 to 2007, she served in advisory and executive roles at several technology start-ups.

Her interests include disruptive technology innovation, big data analytics, investor pitching, early-stage startups, and strategic corporate communications.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Entrepreneurship Program Certification, 2014

VentureWell, Lean Launchpad Educators Series Certification, 2014

M.A. California State University, Northridge

B.A.  California Lutheran University, magna cum laude

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