Nine entrepreneurs will join the Harvard Business School (HBS) community during the 2010-2011 academic year as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR). Sponsored by the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, now in its fifth year, invites accomplished entrepreneurs to HBS to advise MBA students interested in starting companies and work with faculty on research and course development.

The nine entrepreneurs, eight of whom are HBS alumni, come from a variety of backgrounds, including venture capital, private equity, and start-ups across industries ranging from dotcoms to media.

“We are delighted to welcome this accomplished group of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to HBS,” said Michael Roberts, senior lecturer and executive director of the Arthur Rock Center. “They bring extraordinary experience, knowledge, and insights to our campus and provide inspiration to the large number of entrepreneurially inclined HBS students who wish to follow in their footsteps.”

The 2010-2011 HBS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are:

  • Jeffrey Bussgang (MBA ’95)
  • Jeffrey Glass (MBA ’94)
  • Christopher P. Michel (MBA ’98)
  • Gary G. Mueller (MBA ’94)
  • Eric Ries
  • T. Gary Rogers (MBA ’68)
  • Jeffrey C. Walker (MBA ’81)
  • Gwill E. York (MBA ’84)
  • Royce Yudkoff (MBA ’80)

All nine entrepreneurs will serve for the entire academic year in a part-time capacity, meeting with students in group and one-on-one sessions and collaborating with various faculty members on cases, courses, and other activities.

Beyond their interaction with the EiR, Harvard MBA students interested in entrepreneurship also have the opportunity to work closely with HBS faculty through field studies, independent research projects, a Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program, and participation in the HBS Business Plan Contest, now entering its 15th year. In addition, all first-year HBS students take the required course “The Entrepreneurial Manager,” while second-year students can choose from more than two dozen entrepreneurship-related elective courses.

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