Jon’s Teaching Resume

London Business School:

-EIR, Lecturer, Mentor, Judge at the London Business School


Lecturer, at UC Berkeley Engineering School
Lecturer/mentor, at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business


-MS&E 273 Technology Venture Formation – mentor
-ENGR 145: Technology Entrepreneurship – mentor
-Stanford Ignite program (GSB) – mentor and judge
-Stanford MaGIC Entrepreneurship Program – mentor and judge
-Stanford-Lille Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program – mentor
-Stanford StartX accelerator – mentor and judge
-Stanford Entrepreneurship week – lecturer
-Stanford A.I.M.S. program – lecturer
-Stanford CEE 2456 – mentor
Mentor Techstars
-Lead mentor Stanford StartX
-Lecturer Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES)
-Lecturer Stanford AIMS – The Postdoc Link to Entrepreneurship and Industry

CU-Boulder: Leeds School of Business

-Adjunct Professor, BUSM 4001 Professional Venture Plan Development

Below are some references:

Jon has been lecturing in my UC Berkeley Class on entrepreneurship and leadership. His insights and reflections have stimulated excited responses from my undergraduate students. We use Jon’s book, “So you want to be an entrepreneur?” and the students all take the entrepreneur self assessment exam that Jon provides. Jon has been extremely reliable and dedicated to myself and to UC Berkeley. His teaching abilities are top drawer as he stimulated vibrant in class discussions. His frank approach the the trials of being an entrepreneur resonate in the class as his after session conversations with many students demonstrate. I would highly recommend Jon as a lecturer, as a great mentor for young aspiring entrepreneurs, and as a solid business reference source for insights in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ron Lesniak,
Teaching Fellow UC Berkeley

“Jon has been involved at the London Business School since 2001 where he has been an Entrepreneur in Residence and worked as a mentor in the school’s Entrepreneurship programs. He has supported us in many ways: doing some teaching, serving as a panel judge, and mentoring MBA students. He always brings useful insights and advice, and generously shares his network. He’s always received great feedback from the students in his care. He is passionate about helping others learn from a lifetime of experience as an entrepreneur and puts to good use the lessons in his book “So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur”. In short, there’s no better or more insightful mentor/teacher than Jon. He’s been a superb sounding board over the years for London Business School start-ups”

John Mullins
Associate Professor of Management Practice, London Business School

“Jon has been invaluable in his role coaching business teams in my course Tech Venture Formation at Stanford School of Engineering. Over the past several years he has coached numerous teams in building businesses from the ground up while avoiding many of the usual failure modes in startup companies. His depth of experience makes him immediately credible in this role and is one of the characteristics that distinguishes the quality of the Stanford offering.”

Mike Lyons
Adjunct Professor, Stanford University, Founding Professor, Tech Venture Formation, Stanford.

“Jon has been a major contributor to Stanford Ignite for many years. He has spent many hours as a panelist judging ventures developed in the program and in providing feedback and insights. He brings a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur, an investor and a visionary. He shares his analytic and thoughtful views and is an outstanding resource for the program and the people lucky enough to interact with Jon. It is also very clear to me that he is one of the sharpest thinkers and more importantly execution driven leaders I know.”

Yossi Feinberg
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Economics,  Stanford.

“Jon and I worked together when he was an Entrepreneur in residence at the London Business School and we had a fun time together helping the students and developing the course. Jon not only engaged with the MBAs but also added value to the course with ideas and insights. The students rated Jon’s performance as 4.8/5 so that says a lot about his dedication to helping others develop their entrepreneurial dreams”

Anne Miller
A Miller & Associates LLC (London Business School)