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Senior Fellows
Ed Zschau
Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University

Areas of Interest:

technology policy, public policies to stimulate venture capital and entrepreneurship


Zschau is Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor at Princeton University. He was Professor of Management and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business from 1996-2000. He was General Manager, IBM Storage Systems Division from 1993-1995, and was founder and CEO of System Industries, a computer products company, from 1968 through 1981. In 1982, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and represented the Silicon Valley area in Congress for two terms ending in 1986. He has an A.B. degree in philosophy (cum laude) from Princeton University and a M.B.A., M.S. (statistics), and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Zschau is the Founding Chairman, Emeritus of The Tech Museum in San Jose, California. He is the Chairman of the Board of StarTek, Inc., Princeton Power Systems, Inc., and the Polyera Corporation. His honors and awards include the William A. Steiger Award in 1986, presented annually by the National Venture Capital Association to public servants for outstanding service to the Nation. In 1989, he was awarded the Doctor of Laws degree (honoris causa) by the University of San Francisco.


Updated 4/2/12

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