This video on Entrepreneurial Princeton features the legendary entrepreneur and professor Ed Zschau as well as Princeton undergraduates and graduates including Darren Hammell of Princeton Power; Peter Kellner, founder of Richmond Management; Edward Weng of Mittenberry; Nikhil Basu Trivedi, co-president of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club; and Faaez Ul Haq, Dalia Nahol, and Michael Smith of [em]Power.
The video also highlights the importance of Princeton's dean’s visiting professorship in entrepreneurship.This spring that professorship was formally re-named in honor of former School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean James Wei, who recruited Zschau to teach what has become a hugely popular and highly influential course called “High-Tech Entrepreneurship.”
Says Zschau: “For every entrepreneurial endeavor you need a big idea and then someone who has the vision to recognize its potential to make it happen. In this case the big idea was offering entrepreneurship courses and programs. The individual who recognized the potential was Jim Wei.” The Jim Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship for 2011 is Ely Dahan, assistant professor of Marketing at the Anderson School at UCLA.
Video by Michael E. Wood.