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Harvard Business School Announces Newest Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

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Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced its 2016-17 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs) at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. The program—which brings founders, investors and industry experts from across industries, many of them HBS alumni, to work directly with current students—is now entering its 12th year.

Entrepreneurship has been a cornerstone of the Harvard MBA program since the late 1940s when it became a part of the required course load for first-year students. As well, the school’s MBA program offers numerous entrepreneurship electives for students to further expand their understanding of what it takes to run your own business. The Rock Center, the intellectual epicenter of the Harvard Business School’s study on entrepreneurship, provides foundation for innovation in the field, helping refine the goals of its students.

The 2016-17 Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are as follow:

  • Ajay Agarwal (MBA 1995) – Managing director at Bain Capital Ventures
  • Stephen Bonner – Former president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • David Chang (MBA 2001) – Entrepreneur, angel investor
  • Tom Clay (MBA 1997) – CEO of Xtalic Corporation
  • Sam Clemens (MBA 2004) – Founder and chief product officer at InsightSquared
  • Kerry Cooper (MBA 1997) – CEO of Choose Energy
  • Chuck Davis (MBA 1986) – Venture partner with Technology Crossover Ventures in Los Angeles and CEO of Swagbucks
  • Annie Dwane (MBA 1998) – Partner at GSV Acceleration
  • David Frankel (MBA 2003) – Founder and managing partner of Founder Collective
  • Rob Go (MBA 2007) – Co-founder and partner at NextView Ventures
  • Janet Kraus – Serial entrepreneur who is now CEO of Peach
  • Sharon Peyer (MBA 2006) – Co-founder of Boston-based HitBliss
  • Jules Pieri (MBA 1986) – Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet
  • Ruben Pinchanski (MBA 1993) – Co-founder of Digitas
  • Katie Rae – Co-founder and managing director of Project 11
  • Duke Rohlen (MBA 2001) – Chairman and CEO of Spirox, Inc. and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics
  • Rudina Seseri (MBA 2005) – Founder and managing partner of Cambridge, MA-based Glasswing Ventures
  • Jim Sharpe (MBA 1976) – Entrepreneur
  • Martin Sinozich – Founding partner of Venn Capital
  • Michael Skok – Co-founder and partner at Underscore.VC
  • Jim Southern (MBA 1983) – Founding partner of Pacific Lake Partners
  • Satish Tadikonda – Managing partner at Avigo Solutions and an executive partner at Blue Cloud Ventures
  • Russ Wilcox (MBA 1995) – Co-founder and CEO of Piper Therapeutics

These new EiRs will work with HBS students throughout the year, guiding them along their MBA career paths. For more information, visit the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship website.

Matthew Korman
Matthew Korman is a contributing author and editor for Clear Admit. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked with numerous academic institutions, in addition to roles as a music industry writer, promoter, and data analyst. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.