Education Built By Experience

Discover how educators and business leaders are bringing their entrepreneurial experiences to their classrooms.

Driven by Academic Entrepreneurship

Join our community of entrepreneurship educators to build a more experiential startup experience.

Jeff Whalen
Jeff Whalen, Ph.D STEM Entrepreneur in Residence, Florida State University

Jeff Whalen is an entrepreneur, innovator, chemist, teacher, and mentor with experience creating several successful science innovation technology startups.
His coursework at Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship focuses on real-life STEM innovation and commercialization.

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Lori Kendall, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, The Ohio State University

Lori Kendall has 30+ years as a serial entrepreneur, engineer, and technology executive.
She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, business strategy, problem-solving, and leadership.

Shu Yang Hofstra
Shu Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, Hofstra University

Shu's research primarily focuses on gender funding gaps and accelerator impact.
Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, and Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy.

Allen Clary
Allen Clary Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of South Florida

Allen Clary is a startup advisor who is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs create and grow great companies.
He inspires his students by laying out the hard steps, sacrifice, and discipline required to be a successful entrepreneur.

Liza Herzog, Ph.D Affiliated Faculty, Drexel University

Liza Herzog has 20 years of experience in education across higher education both as an administrator and as a faculty member.
Her work crosses curriculum design and development, program evaluation and assessment, strategic school improvement planning, and research design.

John H. Wilson
John H. Wilson, PhD Teaching Professor, Drexel University

John Wilson an entrepreneur and scholar with more than twenty years experience as a business leader in the software & services industries.
He strives to bring a multi-dimensional perspective on market dynamics and a lean, iterative approach to building thriving, profitable businesses.

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    Dan Rupert
    Dan Rupert Undergraduate Student, Seton Hill

    I found the experience very interesting and educational, and I look forward to using this knowledge in the future.

    Charlotte Kane
    Charlotte Kane Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

    Startup Wars allowed me to understand everything that goes into starting a business in 90 days.

    Darshita Bajoria
    Darshita Bajoria Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

    Startup Wars is an interactive way to learn and hone entrepreneurial skills while being a no-risk outlet. Great tool for those pursuing entrepreneurship.