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Jennifer Walske

  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Jennifer Walske is a visiting professor and distinguished professor at Berkeley Haas, and an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business. As a writer, researcher and investor, Dr. Walske sits on numerous for profit and non-profit boards. Her research centers on the funding and scaling of startups, with an emphasis on social startups and social venture capital firms. Dr. Walske has received numerous research and teaching awards including the “best paper” award from NYU Stern’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference and the Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence at Berkeley-Haas. She was previously the Faculty Director of the Global Social Venture Competition, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Berkeley Haas, and Faculty Director of Impact@Anderson at UCLA Anderson. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Walske was an institutional All American ranked investment banking securities analyst and a regular commentator on both CNN and CNBC. Prior to investment banking Dr. Walske served in product marketing roles at Synopsys and Intergraph. She holds a doctorate in strategy and entrepreneurship from Boston University, an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Communication Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

Jennifer Walske

Areas of Expertise

Social Entrepreneurship
Venture Creation


Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Centers + Institutes

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies