The award is given to an individual who has provided exceptional mentoring in entrepreneurship education.
It recognizes exceptional mentoring activities at all educational levels in the field of entrepreneurship. The field of entrepreneurship includes, but is not limited to, the areas of individual entrepreneurship, corporate intrapreneurship, new venture formation, small business management, and family business.
"Like so many other entrepreneurship scholars and educators, I would not be where I am today without the guidance and direction I received from Zach. He is helpful to so many as they have entered the field and then guided them along a path that fits best for them. Whether it's assistance with teaching, research, writing, or getting networked within the academy, Zach continues to be a guiding light for us all," said Professor Andrew Corbett, Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Faculty Director for the John E. & Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator.
Zach Zacharakis is The John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and past president of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and a past Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. His writings and research focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies.
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.
Our worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, our global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu
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