Jerome Engel

  • Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley-Haas
  • Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

Jerome Engel is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and Chair of the New Venture Creation and Venture Capital program. He also serves as General Partner at Monitor Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and focuses on investments in high technology companies.

Mr. Engel has extensive corporate experience with entrepreneurship and venture capital, both as an investor and as an entrepreneur. He has mentored many of the Bay Area's leading venture-funded technology companies. He was a Founding General Partner in a Southern California based venture fund backed by CalPERS. He was a founder and CFO of AllBusiness.com which was sold to NBC, and sits on the boards of several technology-based companies. He began his career as a CPA and established the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Ernst & Young. He is Faculty Chair of The UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, the International Berkeley-Intel Technology Challenge, and Faculty Co-Chair of the Global Social Venture Competition.

He is the Faculty Director of Intel/U.C. Berkeley International Entrepreneurship Initiative and serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of the Kauffman Fellows Program, the editorial Board of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, and previously served as Faculty Director of the Kauffman Foundation Lifelong Learning for Entrepreneurship Educators Program. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer in the US and internationally. Mr. Engel holds a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Faculty Director