JÉROME S. ENGEL

FOUNDING EXEC DIRECTOR EMERITUS, LESTER CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY BERKELEY, CA
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT ON INNOVATION AND VENTURE CAPITAL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Day 1, MAIN STAGE, 14:10 - 14:50

HOW TO LEAD AND DISRUPT THE ESTABLISHMENT?

HOW ORGANIZATIONS DISRUPT FRAGILE AREAS OF NATIONS?

HOW DO COMPANIES HAVE TO ORGANISE THIS CHANGE?

IF WE REMEMBER THE MOVIE “THE BIG SHORT”, HOW CAN CORRUPT STRUCTURES BE BROKEN UP BETWEEN COMPANIES AND POLITICS?

FACING THE FACT THAT THE TOP 5 COMPANIES IN THE WORLD GENERATE TURNOVER BIGGER THAN THE SWISS GDP, HOW DO THE NATIONS (RE-)ACT TO SUCH A CONCENTRATED LOAD OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT?

SUMMARY

He ist one of the few entrepreneurial professors and founded several start-ups, including Internet company Allbusiness.com. In 1991 he established the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. Known as internationally recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, lecturing and advising business as well as government leaders around the world, Prof. Jérome Engel currently serves as Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director Emeritus.

Professor 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.

FACTS

ONE OF THE FEW ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFESSORS

Jerry is an innovation expert; he is a venture capitalist, company founder, and university professor.

A SENIOR FELLOW AT THE BERKELEY UNIVERSITY

As senior fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, he established the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship in 1991.

FOUNDED SEVERAL START-UP

He has also founded several start-ups, including Internet company Allbusiness.com, which has provided support to young companies with information and helpful links, and was acquired by TV broadcaster NBC in March 2000.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 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

BIOGRAPHY

Professor 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.

Professor Engel’s recent book, Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial engines of economic growth around the world explores the workings of entrepreneurial economies in 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.