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Jerome Schaufeld

Jerome Schaufeld's wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, operations, and general management of technology-based companies ranges from his current role as Professor of Entrepreneurship at WPI to an assignment as a commercialization consultant at Children's Hospital in Boston. He served as Director of the RI Slater Fund, was President and CEO of Mass Ventures, and he has a "hands on" track record in several early-stage companies that ranges from functional to board-level advisory roles. He is a member of the Launch Pad Angel Group in Wellesley and Co-founder of the Cherrystone Angels in Rhode Island. In addition, Mr. Schaufeld is an advisor to the newly formed Boynton Angel group in Central Massachusetts, a charter member of the national Angel Capital Association (ACA), and a founder/ participant in the regional NE Angels ACA group. Mr. Schaufeld was a founder and the first Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum. He also founded the Incus Group, which is a CEO-level business acquisition and resource organization.

Mr. Schaufeld was co-founder of Phoenix Controls Corporation. The company pioneered an approach to the control of air flow in critical laboratory and hospital environments and was successfully sold to a Fortune 500 company.

With a graduate engineering degree, research experience at MIT, an MBA, professional engineer's license, and Professional Board Director's Certification, Mr. Schaufeld has a distinguished technical and operations-savvy managerial career. His current interest and research is in the area of improving the probability of success in early stage, innovative, technology-based ventures.

Jerome Schaufeld's Books

Commercializing Innovation

Commercializing Innovation

  • Publication Date: August 6, 2014
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6352-4

Commercializing Innovation: Turning Technology Breakthroughs into Products shows how to take ideas from the R&D lab, the university, the patent office, or the minds of dreamers and turn them into commercially successful products and services. It also provides detailed methods for improving the probability of success. Learn More …