Marc H. Meyer is the Robert J. Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Business at Northeastern University, known as the leading Cooperative Education academic institution in the U.S. He is the founder of Northeastern’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group in the D’Amore McKim School of Business, ranked a top 10 undergraduate program in the U.S., and serves as a founding Co-Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education, a university-wide resource of student and alumni startups. He is also the lead faculty on a number of executive education programs for industry.
Dr. Meyer is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, the author of numerous books and academic journal articles for both academics and practitioners.
In his new book, New Venture Creation: An Innovator’s Guide to Entrepreneurship, Dr. Meyer returns to his roots as a technology entrepreneur. He has been part of the start-up teams of software companies that include VenturCom (acquired by Citrix) and Sentillion (acquired by Microsoft) and is actively involved with early-stage firms that include Novobiotics, Reach Analytics and Metamagnetics. He has also designed next-generation products and business strategies for industry leaders in consumer, industrial, healthcare, and financial sectors. Recent clients include IBM, P&G, Mars, Caterpillar, and Philips. Many of his product and service innovations can be seen in use today, ranging from computers to industrial equipment, medical systems, and new types of food and household furnishings
Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Harvard College and holds graduate degrees from M.I.T. While a Ph.D. student in his mid-20s, he left MIT for five years to build his first software company, a leader in real-time embedded operating systems and development tools. Since then, he has been a Visiting Professor and a Scientist at M.I.T, a Visiting Professor at Delft Technical University in the School of Industrial Design and is presently part of Climate Kic, an EU-sponsored program to deliver energy and environmental entrepreneurship courses for universities in member countries. Dr. Meyer has worked on a number of sustainability initiatives with corporations and startups and using these as base level material for this initiative.
On a personal note, Marc is married to Olga Smulders (of Dutch nationality and a women’s health physician at MGH), and their children are Max (in medical school in Chicago) and Rosa (starting college in Boston). Marc is an avid fly fisherman and outdoor enthusiast.