My endeavor is to combine my passion for entrepreneurship, experience with building businesses and teaching to nurture and develop entrepreneurs and more robust entrepreneurial start-ups.
I am a highly experienced serial entrepreneur and a passionate teacher with one of the first doctorate degrees in Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota. I have served as a Board Member and an Instructor in Entrepreneurship at several Universities across the United States and Overseas.
I currently teach Entrepreneurship at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and on my way to launching a new business. My achievements so far:
✔ Serial entrepreneur: 20 years of experience building start-ups.
✔ Listed company in Inc 500/5000 fastest growing companies for 5 years in a row.
✔ Top 20 Training Outsourcing Company for 5 years in a row.
✔ Educator: 25+ years of teaching entrepreneurship at various educational institutions
✔ Started a very successful program in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, MN
✔ Tenured professor
✔”Excellence in Teaching Through Innovation” Award
✔ Edwin M. Appel Prize by the Price-Babson Program, Boston “for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia”.
✔ Mentor: to over 400 entrepreneurs in the development of innovative ideas to accomplish strategic initiatives and achieve organizational goals.
✔ Listed by Twin City Business Magazine as one of the “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” for focus on “EduTech”.
✔ Special interest is in developing concepts of “bullet proofing” start-up ventures against predatory practices.