Dr. Gold is an entrepreneur and investor who has 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 perspective and ability to develop and execute creative business strategies. 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 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. He actively combines his varied interests in his work.
Dr. Gold is the Director of Babson’s Summer Venture Program, the college's high-level co-curricular entrepreneurship program. He also creates and delivers custom programs to entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship educators and senior executives as a member of the Babson Global team. His presentation at the 2012 Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia may be seen here. Previously, Dr. Gold spent five years 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.