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Jerome Engel

Jerome S. Engel

Senior Fellow at the Lester Center
Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment F455
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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BS, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Accounting, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Positions Held

At Haas since 1991 

2011 - present, Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

2009 - present, Chair, New Venture Creation & Venture Capital Program, Center for Executive Education

2000 - 2013, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

2009 - 2011, Faculty Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

2000 - 2011, Faculty Chair of Entrepreneurship Group, Haas School of Business

1991 - 2009, Executive Director, The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UC Berkeley
1991 - 2000, Lecturer, Haas School of Business
1980 - 1990, Audit Partner, Ernst & Young, San Francisco, CA
1989 - 1990, National Director of Capital Resources, Ernst & Young, San Francisco, CA
1980 - 1989, Partner-in-Charge and Director of Entrepreneurial Services Group in the Bay Area, Ernst & Young, San Francisco, CA
1970 - 1979, Audit and Tax, KPMG/Peat Marwick
1974 - 1975, KPMG Professional in Residence, North Carolina Central University

External Service and Assignments

  • Member of the Board, Adaptive Planning, Inc.
  • Member of the Board, MedAmerica, Inc.
  • Member of the Board, Electrascan, Inc.
  • Member of the Board, Jupiter Systems, Inc. 
  • Member, Educational Advisory Board, Kauffman Fellows Program
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (inactive)
  • General Partner, Monitor Venture Partners

Current Research and Interests

  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Corporate venturing and innovation initiatives
  • Clusters and networks of innovation
  • Management practices in emerging enterprise
  • Technology management and licensing
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Initial public offerings
  • Financing high-tech ventures

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Global Networks of Clusters of Innovation: Accelerating the Internationalization of the Innovation Process, with Itxaso del-Palacio. Business Horizons, Indian University Press, accepted for publication Summer – Fall 2009.
  • "Models of Innovation: Corporate v. Start-up Ventures," with John Freeman. California Management Review (November 2007).
  • "Technology Entrepreneurship Education: Theory to Practice," with David Charron. Intel Corporation and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2007.
  • "Start-Up Companies: Planning, Financing and Operating the Successful Business." Law Journal Seminars - Press, co-authored Chapter 20, Accounting and Related Tax Issues.
  • Silicon Valley Guide to Raising Capital, John Wiley & Sons, co-contributor to several chapters, principally Chapter 1, Trends in Financing, and Chapter 7, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances.


  • Entrepreneurship, MBA 295A
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity, MBA 295B
  • New Venture Finance, BA 295D
  • Berkeley Executive Program (Executive Education)
  • Venture Capital Executive Program (Executive Education)
  • Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (Executive Education)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Faculty Colloquium (Executive Education)

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

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