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Tin Can Associates

We work with impact-driven organizations that need a hand charting a course and/or simply getting things done. We specialize in bridging business considerations with human-centered design principles and in building and delivering compelling customer experiences that are consistent across multiple channels.




Jonathan Denholtz


Jonathan Denholtz is a seasoned business professional with a passion for mission-driven organization and entrepreneurial ventures, and a long and proven track record working at the nexus of education and digital media.

He's held leadership positions at CNN, Electronic Arts, Creative Wonders, Teachscape and the California Academy of Sciences. He's also founded or led several startups and early stage companies, including Real Time Learning, an early edtech pioneer.

When he's not consulting, Jonathan serves as the Board Chair of America Scores, an after school organizations that serves more than 2000 elementary and middle school students in the San Francisco Bay area.

Jonathan has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Stanford University.


Leah Edwards has spent a career starting, leading and coaching early stage technology companies.  She's shepherded numerous companies to  successful exits, starting with the sale of her first venture, Post Communications, for $380 million.


Leah's passion for entrepreneurship led her back to the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where she spent several years serving as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.


 When she's not consulting, Leah teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at several leading academic institutions, including Stanford, UC Berkeley and the University of North Carolina.

Leah has BS in Finance from UC Berkeley and an MBA + Certificate of Public Management from Stanford University.

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