David I. Epstein

Executive Director, Susilo Institute, Ahmass Fakahany Visiting Professor in Global Leadership,
Visiting Professor of the Practice, Information Systems

MBA Boston University
MSEE University of Wisconsin
BSEE University of Wisconsin

Dave is an advisor, investor, and management consultant. Specializing in matching markets, teams, strategies and funding in the areas of clean tech, semiconductors, and medical device technologies, he is active today with several early stage companies. Dave shares his knowledge and network to help entrepreneurs focus on success while navigating the treacherous start-up waters. Currently, Dave’s investments include: Left Lane Networks, supporting the sharing economy; Orbital Systems, a water saving company; Watty, monitoring and saving energy; CrowdOptic combining intelligent live streaming with location data and wearables; Single Technologies, a superfast 3D molecular microscope enabling personalized medicine; and others. Dave has also taught entrepreneurship, venture capital and finance at the University of California, Berkeley and University of San Francisco to MBA candidates and in international business programs. With more than 38 years of practice as an engineer, executive, founder, venture capitalist, mentor, educator, advisor, author, and board member, Dave has experience in all aspects of the high-tech business and entrepreneurial environment.

Dave has a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA with high honors from Boston University. He has written a business book on consulting and is named on 13 patents in computer architecture.

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