Rock Center names entrepreneurs-in-residence

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As usual, M.B.A. students attending Harvard Business School (HBS) this year who are interested in entrepreneurship or looking to create and even launch a startup of their own will be able to take advantage of plenty of resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty members and this year’s cohort of 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.

These successful entrepreneurs will bring their deep experience and insights to the large entrepreneurial community at HBS. Spending time on campus throughout the academic year, they will advise M.B.A. students eager to start their own companies as well as work with faculty members on research and course development.

“We are grateful for the time, effort, and many contributions that these practicing entrepreneurs bring to the Rock Center and the entire HBS community,” said Jodi Gernon, M.B.A. ’91, the Center’s director. “They bring an extraordinary array of talents, insights, and success stories to the School.”

Since 1947, the study of entrepreneurship has been a vital part of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Program, which includes a semester-long course in the first year Required Curriculum, numerous offerings in the second-year Elective Curriculum, and a thriving annual New Venture Competition for students and alumni from around the globe.

The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, which has won praise as the top program for entrepreneurial studies in the nation, supports faculty and their research in the field of entrepreneurial management and infuses the HBS community with the energy and spirit needed for new ideas and innovations to thrive and grow. Through a community that provides support, access to content, and a gateway to entrepreneurial ecosystems everywhere, the Rock Center helps students and graduates create revolutionary and disruptive ventures in both the for-profit and social enterprise sectors.

Please visit the HBS website for the full list of The Rock Center Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.