Andrew “Zach” Zacharakis

Editor for the BCERC collection (Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference)

Andrew Zacharakis is the John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. He previously served as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and as Acting Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. In addition, Zacharakis was the President of the Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division. Zacharakis’ primary research area is the venture capital process. Zacharakis is the co-author of five books, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 4th edition, Business Plans that Work, 2nd edition; How to Raise Capital; Entrepreneurship, The Engine of Growth; and textbook titled Entrepreneurship, 2nd edition. Zacharakis has been interviewed in nationwide media including television, radio and print. Zacharakis has taught seminars to leading corporations, such as Boeing, Met Life, Lucent and Intel. He has also taught executives in countries worldwide. Zacharakis received a BS, University of Colorado; an MBA, Indiana University; and a PhD, University of Colorado. Professor Zacharakis’ actively consults with entrepreneurs and small business startups and serves on the Corporate Venture Board for Mars Chocolate. His professional experience includes positions with The Cambridge Companies (venture capital), IBM and Leisure Technologies. Click here to contact Dr. Zacharakis.