Heidi Neck, Advisory Council, The Food Business School of the CIA.

Heidi Neck

Professor & Chairman, Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College; Faculty Director, Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators; Co-Founder, VentureBlocks

Heidi Neck is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and holds the Jeffry A. Timmons Entrepreneurial Studies Chair at Babson College. She is faculty director of Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) – global programs designed to further develop faculty in the art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship. Through her leadership, she has directly trained 2,000 educators around the world. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship inside organizations, and creative thinking. She has published 40+ book chapters, research monographs, and refereed articles. Most recently, she is the lead author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice Based Approach, which just broke first year sales records for Elgar Press. An award-winning teacher, Neck has been recognized for teaching excellence at Babson for undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. She has also been recognized by international organizations, the Academy of Management and the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for excellence in pedagogy and course design.

Neck speaks and teaches internationally on cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset and espousing the positive force of entrepreneurship as a societal change agent. She consults and trains organizations of all sizes on building entrepreneurial capacity and is a co-founder of VentureBlocks, an emerging company in the education technology space. Heidi earned her PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds a BS in Marketing from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Courses, Events & Writings

Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice Based Approach

Teaching Entrepreneurship shows how entrepreneurship can be taught using a range of practices to help students think and act entrepreneurially in a changing world.