San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Creating Opportunity for Startup Innovation
You're Invited to a Special Keynote with Pioneer Jerry Engel, Ph.D.
the Co-Founder and Leading Expert in Lean Startup
Join students, educators, and the Central Florida Community at the UCF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) kickoff event featuring Jerry Engel, Ph.D.. You will learn about the multidisciplinary Lean Startup methodology. This is a must attend for any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur. Professor Engel will likely have you rethinking your approach to the process of entrepreneurship!
Topics will include:
- The innovation mission of UCF;
- UCF Resources available to support individuals along their entrepreneurial journey;
- I-Corps program – goals, resources and how to get involved.
Jerome Engel is a leader in the Lean Startup movement. Collaborating closely with Steve Blank, chief architect of the Lean LaunchPad method, he helped develop the curriculum and co-authored the LaunchPad Educators Guide. He has taught the Lean LaunchPad at U.C. Berkeley and across the U.S. as National Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, which has trained over 300 teams of the nation’s leading scientists. Internationally he is supervising programs in Asia and Europe. Additionally, as Faculty Director of a highly rated faculty development program in the U.S., conducted a Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia, he has trained several hundred faculty in the method.
A veteran of Silicon Valley, Engel joined the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 to found the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. 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, New Venture Finance, Corporate Innovation, Venture Capital and Private Equity. Professor Engel is also co-founder and General Partner of Monitor Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early stage technology ventures.
Professor Engel’s has a broad background in entrepreneurship and innovation. He has founded successful entrepreneurial firms, taken several publics and sold others to major corporations. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several high potential venture capital-backed and privately held firms. Prior to joining the University he was the Managing Partner of Entrepreneurial Services for Ernst & Young, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the firm’s National Director of Capital Resources, a practice specializing in new venture financing. Professor Engel is experienced in building programs to develop entrepreneurship faculty, with a specialty of working with business executives, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to develop them into highly effective college instructors. Since 2005, in addition to the Lean Launchpad programs discussed above, he has helped to create and lead the Intel Entrepreneurship Initiative, which has trained hundreds of faculty throughout the world. Professor Engel’s most recent research and publications focus on the nature of innovation processes in firms, communities and global networks, capstoned by the upcoming publication this September of Global Clusters of Innovation, by Edward Elgar publishing. Professor Engel is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the 2010 recipient of the NCIIA - Olympus Corporation Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award.
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