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Weiss Tech House’s Associate Faculty Director: David Hsu
October 21, 2008, Volume 55, No. 9

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The Weiss Tech House, a University of Pennsylvania technology hub for student inventors and entrepreneurs, announced recently that it has named Dr. David Hsu associate faculty director. Dr. Hsu is associate professor of management at the Wharton School, teaching two MBA electives, Entrepreneurship and Technology Strategy.

“Professor Hsu is just the kind of addition the Weiss Tech House needs,” said Dr. Mark Yim, faculty director of The Weiss Tech House. “He has the drive and the vision to make this group everything it was created to be. On behalf of myself, Anne Stamer, director of The Weiss Tech House, and all the students, we are confident he will help us achieve our goals while creating partnerships that will benefit The Weiss Tech House today and into the future.”

Dr. Hsu’s areas of interest are in entrepreneurial innovation and management.  Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. He has held various positions at Wharton, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and in industry. 

Dr. Hsu’s research has appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Finance, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, and Research Policy. In 2008, he was awarded a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship. He has also been invited to speak on topics related to entrepreneurship and technology at a variety of conferences, and participated in the US Senate Committee on Small Business forum: “Encouraging and Expanding Entrepreneurship: Examining the Federal Role.”

“The Weiss Tech House has done a remarkable job in assisting student entrepreneurs and inventors reach new heights by cultivating an environment that motivates and teaches,” said Dr. Hsu. “I look forward to building on that foundation of success by working with faculty and students to see through initiatives like PennVention and Innovation Week.”

Dr. Hsu holds a PhD in management from MIT, a masters in public policy from Harvard University, and a BA in economics and political science from Stanford University. 

The Weiss Tech House encourages and supports students in the creation, development and commercialization of innovative technologies. The 3,000 square-foot facility offers meeting space, computer labs and other resources for student inventors and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit: www.tech-house.upenn.edu/index.htm.




Almanac - October 21, 2008, Volume 55, No. 9