Sara Holoubek

Founding Partner and CEO


Sara Holoubek is the founding partner and CEO of Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consultancy serving the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She is energized by complex, multistakeholder spaces where the solutions are not obvious and the potential for impact is high. She is also an active investor in early-stage tech companies and a board director.

Sara’s advisory roles have included serving on the inaugural RWJF Pioneer Fund Advisory Group, the Aspen Health Innovation Project Planning Committee, the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History 2020 Visiting Scientist Committee, and the 2024 Health Datapalooza Advisory Committee. Sara is also an active writer and public speaker. She is the author of Open Innovation for Impact, a chapter in “Perspectives on Impact: Leading Voices On Making Systemic Change in the Twenty-First Century,” and has been recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Voice since 2017, by Mashable as a female founder to watch, and by PepsiCo WIN for her contributions to women in technology.

Sara also brings a global perspective to her work, having lived and worked in Latin America and Europe; she speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from HEC Paris.

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