Dr. Gold is an entrepreneur and investor who founded and served as CEO of several life science and technology ventures. His experience includes designing and launching new enterprises, building high-performance teams, and developing innovative products and services. He is known for his holistic approach and ability to develop and execute creative business strategies. At Babson, Dr. Gold has pioneered new experience-based entrepreneurship pedagogies that are used to teach entrepreneurial competencies to students, faculty, entrepreneurs and senior executives.
Dr. Gold is the inventor of several patented and patent-pending technologies, including inventions licensed to more than a dozen Fortune 1000 companies. He is also the author of the best-selling Entrepreneur’s Notebook: Practical Advice for Starting a New Business Venture. After beginning his undergraduate years as an engineering student at the University of Pennsylvania, and studying marine biology and oceanography aboard a research vessel in the North Atlantic, he earned a B.S.E. in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School. He also has a M.D. from Brown University Medical School, and completed the Program in Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Dr. Gold is Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive Education, where he creates and delivers custom programs for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship educators and senior executives. He also privately coaches and advises senior executives and leadership teams. His presentation “How to Grow an Entrepreneur” from the 2012 Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is available to view on YouTube. He is the former director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program, the college’s highest-level co-curricular entrepreneurship program, which has been used as a model for entrepreneurship programs around the globe. Dr. Gold also spent five years as Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, during which time he developed and taught the core entrepreneurship curriculum used to promote entrepreneurial thinking among engineering students. Before entering the academic world and joining Babson, Dr. Gold served as founder and CEO of a series of life science and technology ventures.