Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, was honored with the 2002 Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Prize by the Price-Babson College Fellows Program. The prize recognizes Engel for bringing “entrepreneurial vitality to academe in the true spirit of the Price-Babson College Fellows Program.”
Engel has been teaching entrepreneurship at Haas since 1991, where he founded the Berkeley Entrepreneurs’ Forum and oversees the school’s many entrepreneurial student activities, including the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and the National Social Venture Competition. In addition to being an entrepreneur – he founded AllBusiness.com, which sold in 2000 to NBCi – he teaches entrepreneurship to educators across the US. He is also the faculty director of Lifelong Learning for Entrepreneurship Education Professionals (LLEEP).
The very first funding for the Haas School’s entrepreneurship center came from a grant from the Price Institute to fund Price fellowships, back in the mid-1980s. The late Gloria Appel was Engel’s mentor for many years.
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