Annual Speaker Dinner, Tues. 4/4/17, 6:30pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 4th for dinner with Professor Ed Zschau ’61 and a conversation on “Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way and how it grew”.

In early June, 1997, Ed Zschau ’61 proposed to Jim Wei, then Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton, the creation and offering of a High Tech Entrepreneurship course beginning in the Fall Semester, 1997.  Ed also proposed several other initiatives, activities, and programs for establishing an entrepreneurial ecosystem to benefit Princeton students, faculty, and alumni.  Now, twenty years later, that vision is a reality.

See for a description of all of the components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Princeton today.

At our dinner meeting on April 4th, Ed will share with us the exciting story of how “Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way” came to be at Princeton over the past two decades, including his offering his High Tech Entrepreneurship course for thirty-one semesters to more than 1,600 Princeton students.  Ed continues to support entrepreneurship initiatives at Princeton as a Senior Research Specialist there while also serving as a Lecturer in Engineering at both the University of Nevada, Reno and at the California Institute of Technology.  He was also a professor for several years at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 1960s and at the Harvard Business School in the 1990s.

Ed started and led several technology companies in Silicon Valley and other regions of the United States during the past 48 years as well as heading the IBM Storage Systems Division in the 1990s.  In the early 1980s, he served for two terms representing the Silicon Valley area of California in the US Congress.

Ed received his AB with honors in Philosophy from Princeton in 1961 and his MBA, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford in the 1960s.

The dinner will be held at the home of Hilary ’97 and Brent Bellm (6304 Ayres Dr., Austin, 78746).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30-9PM

Price for Princeton Club of Austin members is $60 per person and $80 per person for non-members. (Click here to join the PCA now.)   Young alumni member tickets (Class of ’07 and later) available for $40 per person. Price of the event includes seated dinner, drinks and an intimate discussion with Prof. Zschau. Significant others/friends are welcome as guests. However, space is limited so don’t delay in signing up.  If you prefer to pay by check, please send a check payable to “Princeton Club of Austin” to Hilary Bellm, 6304 Ayres Drive, Austin, TX 78746 and include your name and e-mail address.  We will confirm receipt of your payment.