Jerome Engel

Entrepreneur
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"The idea that life, when lived well, and business, when done well, is a win-win proposition resonates across cultures."

Jerome S. Engel is an internationally recognized expert on innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, lecturing and advising business and government leaders around the world. Most recently he has focused on lean innovation entrepreneurship and developing innovation ecosystems globally.

After a successful business career, Engel joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 to found the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he last served as the Founding Executive Director Emeritus. At Berkeley, he fostered the creation of an internationally distinguished program that provides entrepreneurship education across the University and its community. Engel is currently a Faculty Director, teaching and leading executive programs at Berkeley Executive Education.

He also serves as the National Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation's I-Corps, a US government program that develops entrepreneurial technology commercialization teams at leading universities across the United States. He serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of several entrepreneurial ventures, venture capital firms, universities, and innovation centers around the world. An author and frequent speaker, he has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and other global media.

Jerry Engel’s awards and recognitions include the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Lifetime Educational Achievement Award, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship, among others. His most recent research and publications focus on the nature in innovation processes in firms, communities and global networks. Engel’s recent book, Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth Around the World explores the workings of entrepreneurial economies in Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, China, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and of course Silicon Valley. He is a CPA and received his undergraduate degree at Penn State University and his graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Jerome also co-creates impactful custom programs for our corporate, government, and university partners.  
 

 

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Academic Background 

MS, Accounting, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

BS, Pennsylvania State University

Publications & Media

Videos 

A Look Inside the Innovative Organization program

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The Venture Capital Executive Program with Jerome Engel

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Guest speaker, John Hanke of Niantic with Jerry Engel and the Innovative Organization program

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TEDxTomsk - Jerome S. Engel - Building and Innovation Society. One Man's Point of View

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BizBarcelona 2013 - Jerome Engel - Lean Startup Model

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Books 

Global Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth Around the World

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Awards & Honors 
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance - Olympus Corporation
  • Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award 2010
  • NASDAQ 2006 center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award to the Lester Center
  • Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Prize for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academe, 2002
Academic Background 

MS, Accounting, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

BS, Pennsylvania State University

Publications & Media

Videos 

A Look Inside the Innovative Organization program

WATCH VIDEO

The Venture Capital Executive Program with Jerome Engel

WATCH VIDEO

Guest speaker, John Hanke of Niantic with Jerry Engel and the Innovative Organization program

WATCH VIDEO

TEDxTomsk - Jerome S. Engel - Building and Innovation Society. One Man's Point of View

WATCH VIDEO

BizBarcelona 2013 - Jerome Engel - Lean Startup Model

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

Global Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth Around the World

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE