faculty – Jerome S. Engel

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Professor Jerome S. Engel is an internationally recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, lecturing and advising business and government leaders around the world. After a successful business career, he joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 to found the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, where he currently serves as Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director Emeritus. At Berkeley he has fostered the creation of an internationally distinguished program that provides entrepreneurship education across the University and its constituent community. Mr. Engel is an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business and instructs in both the School’s MBA and Executive Education programs, specializing in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Innovation, New Venture Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity. He serves on the Advisory Boards of several 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. He is a CPA and received his undergraduate degree at Penn State University and his master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
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