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NOUBAR B. AFEYAN, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Noubar Afeyan Noubar B. Afeyan, Ph.D., Managing Partner and CEO of Flagship Ventures, is a recognized technologist and entrepreneur, having founded and helped build several successful life science and technology startups during the past 17 years. A Senior Lecturer at MIT in the Sloan School of Management as well as the Biological Engineering Division, Noubar has authored numerous scientific publications and patents. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from MIT in 1987.

In 1999 Noubar co-founded Flagship Ventures, an early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship firm. Prior to that, he participated in creating and launching six highly successful new ventures. He was the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of PerSeptive Biosystems (NASDAQ: PBIO), a leader in the bio-instrumentation field. He also served as Chairman of the Board of ChemGenics Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in genomics-based drug discovery, that was a spin-off company of PerSeptive. After PerSeptive’s acquisition by Applera Corporation (NYSE: ABI), he was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Applera, where he initiated and oversaw the creation of their tracking stock subsidiary, Celera Genomics (NYSE: CRA). He has also been a founding team member, investor and active board member/advisor of Antigenics (NASDAQ: AGEN), Color Kinetics (NASDAQ: CLRK) and EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS).

Noubar currently serves as a Director for Flagship portfolio companies Affinnova, BG Medicine, Codon Devices, Compound Therapeutics, Ensemble Discovery, Genstruct and Helicos BioSciences. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Governors of Boston University Medical School, and he is a member of several advisory boards including the Whitehead Institute at MIT and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a founder/board member of Armenia 2020, an international economic development project focusing on the former Soviet Republic of Armenia.

McGill University, BS ’83, Chemical Engineering; MIT, PhD ’87, Biochemical Engineering

Course Taught:
15.390 New Enterprises

Office: E40-196
Cell: 617-593-1413
Work: 617-497-2233 x600
Fax: 617-497-2244
Direct Line: 617-218-1600
Email: nafeyan@flagshipventures.com

Support Staff: Pat Fuligni
Tel: 617 - 253-3972
Email: pfuligni@mit.edu
JOHN AKULA
Senior Lecturer
John Akula John Akula returned in 1991 to the academic world, after practicing law for 15 years, most recently as a partner at Goodwin Procter in Boston. His research focuses on different aspects of the interface between law and business. He holds a doctorate in sociology and a law degree from Harvard.

Courses Taught:
15.615/647 Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager

Office: E60-355
Telephone: 617-452-3619
Email: jakula@mit.edu
HOWARD ANDERSON
William Porter Distinguished Lecturer
Howard Anderson Anderson, founder and former president of The Yankee Group, has 30 years of experience in the operations of a high-technology market research firm. He is also a co-founder of Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm in the Boston area, and, most recently, YankeeTek Ventures, a high technology venture capital firm in Cambridge. Mr. Anderson has expertise in entrepreneurship/new ventures, venture capital, and the communications and Internet industries.

Courses Taught:
15.390 New Enterprises
15.387 Technology Sales and Sales Management
15.966 Managing in Adversity

Office: E51-355
Telephone: 617-253-9631
Home: 617-250-0555
Work: 617-250-0500
Email: handerson@mit.edu
WILLIAM AULET
Senior Lecturer
William Aulet

Bill Aulet has over 25 years of experience in almost every aspect of technology business operations and financing.  He started his career as a successful executive at IBM and then ran two private companies, Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies.  Most recently he was a leader in the one of the most significant turnarounds in New England in the past ten years as the Chief Financial Officer at Viisage Technology.  During his career he has created hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder value by building focused, fundamentally sound innovation-based businesses.  He has raised $100 million in institutional financing via private placements and public offerings.

After playing professional basketball in Europe, Bill began his business career in 1981 in the IBM training program.  In his 11 years with IBM, he held various management positions in marketing, sales, and finance culminating with the position of CFO for the company’s $700 million New England region. In 1993, he co-founded Cambridge Decision Dynamics and served as President. In 1996, he joined SensAble Technologies in a similar capacity. In his tenure, he led the company’s rapid growth from three employees to over seventy with a similar jump in revenues from negligible to over $6 million.  SensAble developed a worldwide presence with sales in over 25 countries and won over 20 significant awards for product and business excellence including recognition as #211 in the INC Magazine’s 500 fastest growing private companies in the US.  In 2003, Bill joined Viisage Technologies as the number two person to turn around a company with a market cap of $50 million, significantly negative cash flow and poor investor relations.  Within his two year tenure, the company’s market capitalization increased to over $500 million, became cash flow positive, did a successful secondary offering and dramatically improved its investor relations’ profile and credibility.  Today Bill works with students and start up companies to build strategies and operating plans that will create sustainable value as well as working with large companies and governments to improve their entrepreneurial vitality and innovative capabilities.  He has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Courses Taught:
15.976 Starting and Building a Successful High Tech Venture.

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-253-2473
Fax: 617-253-8633
Email: aulet@mit.edu
PETER BELL
Senior Lecturer
Peter Bell Peter is Managing Director and founder of Stowe Capital, which specializes in providing capital and management expertise to emerging growth companies. Mr. Bell also serves as Chairman of StorageNetworks, Inc., (NASDAQ:STOR), an information storage software and services company he co-founded in 1998. Mr. Bell served as Chief Executive Officer of StorageNetworks from its founding thru 2002. Under his leadership, Mr. Bell took the company from pioneering concept to over $120 Million in annual revenue in three years, providing solutions to world class enterprise customers. StorageNetworks, under Bell's direction,closed six rounds of equity capital financing, totaling over $700 Million, including a successful initial public offering (IPO) in June, 2000. Mr. Bell is a summa cum laude graduate, with a Bachelor of Science degree, from Boston College and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Bell also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Babson College. He sits on the Board of Trustees of Boston College and is a member of the Technology Advisory Committee for Boston's Catholic Schools Foundation.

Courses Taught:
15.387 Technology Sales and Sales Management

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 781-893-2436
peter@stowecapital.com
BARBARA BUND
Senior Lecturer
Barbara Bund Barbara Bund focuses on in-depth understanding of customers as the basis for developing successful marketing strategies. She stresses that understanding and analysis of customers provide the best foundation for the design of marketing strategies and then for the successful (and profitable) implementation of those strategies. Dr. Bund has explored the variety of relationships possible between buyers and sellers, even in the same markets and for the same products. Her recent courses and research have emphasized customer-based strategy in entrepreneurial situations.

Courses Taught:
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-258-5095
Home Phone: 617-484-8813
Email: bbund@mit.edu
 
CATHERINE CALARCO
Senior Lecturer

Catherine Calarco Catherine Calarco has over 18 years experience in general management, sales and marketing, science and software product development and innovation for companies within the USA, Asia Pacific and New Zealand.

In New Zealand, she has sat on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Research, co-Chaired the E-Commerce Action Team, was a member of the ICT Taskforce and is in demand as both a Business Excellence Awards judge and conference speaker. A recognized lecturer she has also presented papers at APEC Workshops, conferences and universities, including MIT.

She demonstrated vision and passion in her role as the HiGrowth CEO/Executive Director. She was instrumental in both assisting companies to achieve their growth goals and in New Zealand realizing its potential as a world leader in Information, Communication and Technology.

As CEO of Onezone, a division of Biolab NZ Ltd, she created a NZ digital marketplace dedicated to providing online supply chain management to the health industry. Prior to this she was General Manager of Biolab New Zealand Ltd and implemented several new strategic programs including a partnership program, integrated-supply program, balanced scorecard, and corporate vision and values program and leadership development which resulted in significant business growth.

In her CEO role with Calarco Enterprises, she has worked as a consultant within the technology sector assisting companies' strategic development and specific regions' growth programs (Middle East, Europe and USA regions).

Office: E40-196
Telephone: +1-617-688-2888
Email: ccalarco@mit.edu
 
JONATHAN FLEMING
Senior Lecturer
Jonathan Fleming

Jonathan Fleming is the Managing Partner of Oxford Bioscience Partners, an international venture capital firm specializing in life science technology based investments, with offices in Boston and Connecticut. Mr. Fleming has been in the investment business for over eighteen years, starting and financing growth companies in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Prior to joining OBP in 1996, he was a Founding General Partner of MVP Ventures in Boston, MA. He began his investment career with TVM Techno Venture Management in Munich, Germany. Mr. Fleming has also co-founded Medica Venture Partners, a venture capital investment firm specializing in early stage healthcare and biotechnology companies in Israel. Mr. Fleming holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Fleming is a co-founder and is Chairman of the Board of Memory Pharmaceuticals. He is also Chairman of the Board of BioProcessors Corporation and Dynogen Corporation, and is a director of several private companies including Leerink Swann, a Boston based investment bank specializing in healthcare companies. Mr. Fleming is a Trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston and is a Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Courses Taught:
15.363 Strategic Decision Making in the Biomedical Business
15.390 New Enterprises
Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-357-7474
Email: jfleming@oxbio.com
JACK GILL
Senior Lecturer
Jack GillJack Gill is a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley and Boston and has founded and financed numerous successful companies in the instrumentation, computer, communications and medical industries. He cofounded Vanguard Ventures in 1981. Vanguard's first five funds invested $155 million in 103 startups and generated $1.3 billion return to investors. Successes include Aldus, Advanced Fibre Communications, Ciena, EndoSonics, Indigo Medical, Mycogen, Digital Microwave, Tut Systems, Cobalt Networks, Digital Island, and zipRealty. Dr. Gill joined Harvard Medical School faculty in 2000 and is senior advisor to the Harvard-MIT-CIMIT program. He teaches entrepreneur classes and Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Rice, Indiana, and The University of Texas.

Courses Taught:
#15.962 Special Seminar in Management: High-Tech Start-ups

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 713-355-2944
Email: jack@gillfndt.org
MICHAEL GRANDINETTI
Senior Lecturer
Michael Grandinetti

Mike Grandinetti has helped lead four venture-backed companies to successful exits for his investors. Currently, he is Chief Marketing Officer for Virtual Iron Software, a leading provider of data center virtualization and management solutions for Global 2000 enterprises. Virtual Iron is backed by world class venture and strategic investors including Matrix Partners, Highland Capital, Goldman Sachs and Intel.

Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Yantra Corp., a leading provider of Supply Chain Management solutions. He is part of the executive leadership team that was responsible for recently selling Yantra to Sterling Commerce for 6X trailing revenues. Other companies that Mike has helped lead to a successful exit include Viewlogic (IPO, subsequent acquisition for roughly $500M), Raptor Systems (IPO, subsequent acquisition for roughly $250M), and Connected Corp (acquisition for $120M.)

Mr. Grandinetti was instrumental in launching several emerging technology companies and multiple new product lines and creating important strategic partnerships. Previously, he worked at McKinsey, where he consulted with senior executives on a broad range of strategic marketing, sales, pricing and market entry engagements and performed acquisition analysis, and at HP, where he managed a major account sales team selling into the General Electric Company.

Mr. Grandinetti is very active in the New England business, academic and non-profit community. He holds an appointment as Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches in both the MBA and executive MBA programs. He is a veteran judge in the MIT $50K global entrepreneurship competition. He is also a judge in the Yale-Goldman Sachs Foundation on Non-Profit Ventures business plan competition, as well as the business plan competition of Springboard, a non-profit organization that promotes female entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Technology Capital Network and of WGBH Public Television and Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Artworks Educational Foundation. He also serves on the New England Business and Technology Association's Leadership Roundtable Advisory Board, and is on the Leadership Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council's Sale and Marketing Roundtable. He serves as an Advisory Partner to Flagship Ventures, a $500M early stage venture capital fund, and as an Advisory Board member to Echelon Ventures. He is a frequent keynote speaker, panel moderator and seminar leader at industry events and has been quoted in hundreds of business, trade, financial and technical publications.

Mr. Grandinetti received his BS in Engineering, magna cum laude, from Rutgers, where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society, and his MBA from Yale, where he was named the Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar and was the recipient of the Procter and Gamble Marketing Leadership Award.

Courses Taught:
15.976 Starting and Building A Successful High Tech Venture,
MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition: Founder's Workshop on Marketing

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 508-878-4715
Fax: 978-443-3416
Email: mgrandinetti@virtualiron.com
JOSEPH HADZIMA
Senior Lecturer
Joseph Hadzima

Joseph G. Hadzima, Jr. is a Managing Director of Main Street Partners LLC, a venture development and technology commercialization firm. He currently serves as President of IPVision, Inc., a Main Street Partners portfolio company, which provides corporate enterprises with systems, tools and services for the analysis, development and management of intellectual property.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global MIT Enterprise Forum (http://enterpriseforum.mit.edu). He practiced law for 17 years, first at Ropes & Gray in Boston and then at Sullivan & Worcester as director of the High Tech/New Ventures Group, where he was involved in various capacities in the founding of over 100 companies and advised entrepreneurs, high-growth businesses and venture capitalists. He is also a Director of the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Hadzima started teaching at MIT Sloan School of Management in 1984. He was a founding judge of the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition. With the support of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, he organizes and coordinates the the Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans, a popular IAP course. He also co-developed The Manager's Legal Function course, in which he has been lecturing since 1984. He is a frequent speaker for the MIT Enterprise Forum's Satellite Broadcast Series (SBS). In recent SBS presentations he has spoken about company valuation and structuring venture capital deals. Reprints from Hadzima's popular Boston Business Journal column, "Starting Up," are available.

Hadzima received his S.B and S.M in Management degrees from M.I.T and a juris doctore cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Courses Taught:
15.975 Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans

Telephone:
617-475-6009
Email: jgh@alum.mit.edu
PETER KURZINA
Senior Lecturer
Peter Kurzina

Peter Kurzina has thirty-two years of experience providing interim, crisis, and turn-around management to a wide variety of companies. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Fanny Farmer Candy Shops, Interim President of Vermont Castings Stove Company, President of Westville Homes Corporation, and provided similar leadership roles to a number of other troubled companies in the textile, men's clothing, distributing, and service industries. For fifteen of those years, he was associated with Argus Management Corporation, the Massachusetts based provider of management to troubled companies. Peter joined the Sloan faculty in 2003 to teach 15.966 The CEO Perspective: Managing in Adversity.

He earned his BA degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, his J D degree at Northwestern University, and his Masters in Management Science in the Sloan Fellows Program at the Sloan School, MIT.

Courses Taught:
15.966 Special Seminar in Management: Managing in Adversity

Telephone: 617.523.2223
Email: kurzina@msn.com
SHARI LOESSBERG
Senior Lecturer
Shari Loessberg Shari Loessberg is an experienced entrepreneur in established and emerging markets. In the US, she founded and runs Big World, a strategy firm focused on new ventures in new markets. She also co-founded Zeta Networks, an optical networking firm built on technology developed at MIT. In addition, Ms. Loessberg spent five years in Moscow, where she was a partner, director and general counsel of Brunswick (now Brunswick UBS), a start-up investment firm in the brutally entrepreneurial Russian equity market. She has particular experience in emerging market venture capital fund formation, entrepreneurship in emerging economies, and the evolving issues and standards of corporate governance in the US and abroad.

Ms. Loessberg received an AB degree from Georgetown University and a JD from the University of Texas. She is a director of National Financial Partners (NYSE: NFP), serves on the advisory boards of several tech startups, is chairman of the board of the International Institute of Boston (www.iiboston.org), and chairman of the board of overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (www.bso.org).

Courses Taught:
15.391 Early Stage Capital
15.389 Global Entrepreneurship Lab

Office: E52-562
Telephone: 617-253-5070
Fax: 617-253-2660
Email: sloessberg@mit.edu

Assistant: Laura Gay
E52-550
Telephone: 617-258-6833
Email: lgay@mit.edu

KENNETH P. MORSE
Senior Lecturer and Managing Director,
MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Ken Morse Ken Morse leads the MIT effort to educate and nurture leaders to bring innovative concepts and technologies to market and build successful new high tech start-up businesses. He co-teaches Technology Sales and Sales Management (#15.387), as well as the Entrepreneurship Laboratory course (#15.399) in which teams of engineering, science, and MBA students work on important problems in startup ventures that are "keeping the CEO awake at night." Ken studies the use of corporate venture investing to achieve strategic advantage, and the international sales and marketing challenges faced by fast-growing high tech firms.

He played a key role in launching several MIT-related high tech start-ups, including 3Com Corporation, Aspen Technology, Inc., a biotechnology firm, and an expert systems company. From 1972 to 1980, he lived in China as founder and president of a trading/consulting firm. From 1992 to 1996, he was Managing Director of an enterprise software company in Brussels. Ken serves on the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the following early-stage Venture Capital Firms: China Capital Ventures, L.L.C., PolyTechnos Venture-Partners (Munich), Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., SINTEF A/S (Trondheim, Norway), and these early stage firms: HealthHonors, iMotions-Emotion Technology A/S, Ludesi AB as well as Lagan Ltd. and Meridio Ltd. (both in Belfast). He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster (Belfast) from 2001 to 2006, and currently holds a Chair in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Competitiveness in the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft Technical University.
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Courses Taught:
15.387 Technology Sales and Sales Management
15.380 Special Seminar in Entrepreneurship
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab

Office: E40-196
Telephone: +1-617-253-8653
Fax: +1-617-253-8633
Cell: +1-617-930-2340
Home Phone: +1-617-578-0080
Home Fax: +1-617-578-0085
Email: kenmorse@mit.edu
JOHN PRESTON
Senior Lecturer
John Preston John Preston has broad experience analyzing inventions and converting inventions into technology-driven businesses. Mr. Preston has founded, directed, and invested in many technology companies and is an advisor to three venture capital firms.  He is on the board of directors of Clean Harbors and several private companies, and is also the CEO of Atomic Ordered Materials. He is a contributor to Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy, (Yale University Press, 1997), which outlines an environmental policy for the United States and other nations. Mr. Preston’s areas of expertise include energy, environment, materials, and new high tech venture creation.

Courses Taught:
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab

Office: E51-355
Telephone: 508-324-6411
Cell: 617-306-5759
Fax: 508-324-6401
Email: preston@mit.edu

Support Staff:
Janet Pichette
508-324-6411
IQBAL QUADIR
Director, Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship
Iqbal Quadir

Iqbal Quadir is Founder Director of the Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship at MIT. During 2001-2005, Quadir has been a fellow and lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, teaching graduate classes on how technologies can effect change in developing countries. Quadir develops economically sustainable ways for common people to adopt technologies so that they can produce, distribute and consume the benefits of such technologies. Such technological empowerment scales up organically, and contributes to strengthening democratic forces and making economies more equitable and progressive. Quadir is currently involved in projects of this nature with regard to electricity, potable water, and market information.

During 1993-1999, Quadir conceived, designed and organized GrameenPhone which has provided virtually universal access to telephony in his native Bangladesh and self-employment opportunities for its rural poor. After developing a vision for universal access to mobile phones in Bangladesh while working in Wall Street, Quadir persuaded Grameen Bank and the Norwegian telephone company, Telenor, to create GrameenPhone and remained actively involved in the board and management of the company through 1999. Today, GrameenPhone is a profitable venture with more than six million subscribers, the largest telephone company in Bangladesh. At the same time, it has created self-employment opportunities to more than 200,000 Grameen Bank borrowers, giving telephone access to more than 80 million people.

Quadir’s work has been recognized as a successful development model by leaders and organizations around the world. He appeared on CNN and PBS and was profiled in feature articles in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, and The New York Times, and in several books. The World Economic Forum, based in Geneva, Switzerland, selected him as a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 1999. He received an MBA (1987) and an MA (1983) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS with Honors (1981) from Swarthmore College.

Office: E48-319
Telephone: (617) 253 9785
Fax: (617) 253 9835
Email: quadir@mit.edu

IMRAN SAYEED
Senior Lecturer
Imran Sayeed Imran Sayeed has led netNumina from a 15 person startup to a leading technology strategy and consulting firm named one of Computerwold’s Top 100 emerging companies of 2000. Under his leadership, netNumina has won more than 30 of the leading financial services & pharmaceutical institutions in the world as clients, raised more than $25MM from leading venture capitalists and strategic investors and received more than 20 industry awards for its work. Recently, netNumina was named to Inc 500’s list of fastest growing private companies in the US.

Sayeed has over thirteen years of experience in software and services. Previously, as a founder of Open Environment, Sayeed helped pioneer multi-tier client server technology, and grew the company from a 10-person startup to an IPO and leadership in the middleware market.

Sayeed has written and spoken extensively in leading industry conferences and trade journals over the last 10 years on entrepreneurship, e-business and technology. Sayeed serves on the Advisory Board of several public and private software and wireless companies. Sayeed also holds a patent on technology for providing secure financials transactions over the Internet that he jointly developed with Citigroup. He is also the President of the Boston chapter of the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN) and a director of OPEN National.

Sayeed attended Brown University where he majored in Engineering, and Harvard University, where he did post-graduate work in business, marketing and product development.

Courses Taught:
15.358 The Software Business

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-575-8234
Email: imransayeed@verizon.net

ANDREW WOLK
Senior Lecturer
Andrew Wolk Andrew Wolk launched Root Cause, an Action Tank for the Social Sector by developing and promoting entrepreneurial social sector leadership. Wolk has been conducting workshops and consulting on curriculum development at major universities across the country. Wolk's Social Entrepreneurship course is a semester long project writing a social venture business plan to explore such topics as private/public partnerships, earned income, corporate social responsibility, cause related marketing, venture philanthropy, and social capital markets. Wolk developed the course at Boston University and it became the required capstone of the BU Public/Non Profit Management MBA program. Wolk is one of the Directors of a business economic development initiative at BU's Entrepreneurial Management Institute. He brought his course to Boston College's Graduate School of Management and School of Social Work, Washington University, and Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis. Recently, Wolk served on the Advisory Board of Fast Company Magazine's special Social Capitalist issue as well as a reader for Echoing Green. He assisted in starting a Social Venture Partners chapter in Boston and now serves on the board both locally and nationally. He also serves on the board of the Social Enterprise Alliance and was the program co-chair for the 4th National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs. He has been a speaker at the National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs, Vermont for Business Responsibility, Harvard Social Exchange, Starting Bloc, and More Than Money Conferences. In 2001, Wolk completed a research study entitled, 'The Boston Nonprofit Sectors Quest for Organizational Effectiveness'. Wolk was a private sector entrepreneur himself, having started, built, and sold a business in the 90's. He received an MBA in entrepreneurship and nonprofit management from Boston University.

Courses Taught:
15.963 Social Entrepreneurship

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-970-6346
Email: awolk@rootcauseinstitute.org
KEN ZOLOT
Senior Lecturer
Faculty Lead, Innovation Teams initiative at the
Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Ken Zolot Ken Zolot has founded several companies, most recently Egenera, where he was first employee, first investor, and served as COO and Director for the first two years of the company's operation. Egenera, the leader in server virtualization and utility computing, is widely considered to be one of the most successful technology startups of our time, and was named to Red Herring's list of "100 companies most likely to change the world". His previous startup, Geer Zolot Associates, was a spinoff from MIT Project Athena. Geer Zolot developed network security software for electronic trading and commerce, and designed the Internet security architecture for much of the financial services industry. After the sale of Geer Zolot Associates, Ken was retained by Goldman Sachs to guide its technology strategy. He has also held positions at MIT Project Athena, and at Digital Equipment Corporation's Innovative Technology Research Center in Cambridge. Ken's first startup was Spectra Communications, specializing in satellite telecommunications. Mr. Zolot holds a Master of Science degree from MIT in Management of Technology. His undergraduate work was at Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

Courses Taught:
15.390 New Enterprises
15.371J Innovation Teams

Office: E40-196
Telephone: 617-253-6481
Fax: 617-868-8195
Email: zolot@mit.edu
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