Imperial College London

Professor Bart Clarysse (Visiting)

Business School

Chair in Entrepreneurship



+44 (0)20 7594 9850b.clarysse




389Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Bart Clarysse holds the Chair in Entrepreneurship at ETH Zürich and is adjoint as a Professor to the Business School on a visiting basis, where he teaches in several executive programs and in the executive MBA. Before he took his position at ETH, he was a full Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College. He is a founder of several high tech start-ups in businesses such as digital cinema, mobile internet and venture incubation.

Following his Phd studies, Bart was an advisor in technology policy at the European Commission and he still consults on innovation and technology matters for various European governments and agencies. He has over 50 publications in the field of high tech start-ups and managing growth of these companies and has been an executive teacher for several corporates such as KLM, Belgacom, Panasonic, EDF, BP, BT, Finmechanicca and Leo Pharma in corporate venturing and innovative turnaround strategies.

His on-going research interests include the analysis of technology ventures and their respective growth path, the creation of value and optimization of liquidity events and corporate accelerators. 

Bart's new book, The Smart Entrepreneur: How to Build for a Successful Business, authored with Sabrina Kiefer, is available now.



Clarysse B, Bruneel J, Wright M, 2011, Growth, Value Creation and Resources in Young High Growth Technology Based Firms: The Impact of Environmental Contingencies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

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