Known internationally for his research, innovative curriculum development, and teaching in entrepreneurship, new ventures, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, Jeff Timmons held simultaneous professorships at Babson and Harvard Business School. He returned to Babson full time, and in 1995 was named the first Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. His doctoral dissertation, "Entrepreneurial and Leadership Development in an Inner City Ghetto and a Rural Depressed Area (Harvard, 1971)" was the first use of the word "entrepreneurial" in a dissertation title.
In 1984, Timmons collaborated with the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies to launch the Price-Babson College Fellows Program, aimed at improving teaching and research by teaming faculty with highly successful entrepreneurs wishing to teach. Inc. magazine called him "The Johnny Appleseed of Entrepreneurship Education" and noted that the PBCFP "changed the terrain of entrepreneurship education." Dr. Timmons served as a charter board member of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in developing and implementing their mission and strategy. He is the creator and dean of faculty for the Kauffman Fellows Program and was recently appointed Chair of the Education Advisory Board of the Kauffman Fellows Program at the Center for Venture Education.
Dr. Timmons has authored several books. He has published more than 100 articles and papers in publications such as Harvard Business Review and Journal of Business Venturing, as well as numerous teaching cases.
Dr. Timmons has earned a reputation for "practicing what he teaches". For nearly thirty years he has been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship as an investor, director or advisor in private companies and investment funds. He lives on his 470-acre farm in New Hampshire with his wife and partner of 39 years, Sara, and winters at Bray's Island Plantation near Savannah, Georgia. He has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons.
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Last Updated: Thu, May 25, 2006
|Textbook||New Venture Creation||Jeffrey A. Timmons · Stephen Spinelli||McGraw-Hill||700 pages||05/2003|