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Dr. Mark P. Rice

Founding Advisor

Dr. Mark P. Rice is Provost at Babson College, and former Dean of the School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as well as former Murata Dean of F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Dr. Rice is co-author of Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts. His research on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship has been published widely - in academic and practitioner journals including Organization Science, R&D Management, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Executive, and California Management Review.

Dr. Rice previously served as Director of the nationally recognized RPI Incubator Program and the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been a director and chairman of the National Business Incubation Association, which honored him in 1998 with its Founder's Award. With Dr. Jana Matthews, he co-authored Growing New Ventures -- Creating New Jobs: Principles and Practices of Successful Business Incubation. In 2002, Dr. Rice received the Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Entrepreneurship in Education Prize. Dr. Rice holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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