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Andre Marquis

Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Haas School of Business

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Andre Marquis is a Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and former Lester Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director. He has a long record of successful startups in IT and life sciences. Two companies Mr. Marquis started had >$1b valuations. amazon acquired a third for over $190m and Pfizer a fourth for $xxxm. The Chorus Group at Eli Lilly, which he co-founded over 20 years ago, pioneered Lean and Ambidextrous business processes. Chorus continues to generate billions of dollars of value by running drug development programs >10x cheaper, 3x faster, and with a higher in-market success rate than the traditional process.

Mr. Marquis founded the consulting firm Hypershift Systems to help companies leverage the learnings from these successes by inventing two enterprise-scale digital businesses, Validation-Driven Strategy and Agile Business Model Innovation. Large companies, including VW and Bosch, use these processes to anticipate and avoid competitive disruption while continuously finding and scaling innovative new lines of business using their own employees. Mr. Marquis runs startup accelerators whose teams have raised billions of dollars and teaches innovation strategy, entrepreneurship, customer success, and digital transformation at top business schools globally.


Papers, Articles and Publications

Awards & Honors

Haas School of Business Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award

Academic Background
  • MBA, Haas School of Business
  • BA, Cognitive Science, University of Rochester
Corporate Business Model Innovation Program
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COBE Eligible

Corporate Business Model Innovation Program

Learn how to transform your innovation challenges into opportunities to design, evaluate, and scale new business models.

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