Professor Thomas J. Kosnik
Tom Kosnik has been a Lecturer at Stanford Engineering, Department of Management Science and Engineering since 1990. He is also a consulting professor for National University of Singapore Overseas Colleges Program in Silicon Valley. His current Stanford courses include Global Entrepreneurial Marketing, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Program. He also teaches New Venture Creation for National University of Singapore. He taught Marketing at Harvard Business School from 1985-89, and launched HBS’s Entrepreneurial Marketing course in 1995-97. Kosnik is also a coauthor of Ramfelt, Kjellberg and Kosnik (2014) Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan your Path to Success, John Wiley and Sons.
Tom has worked with over 100 startups since 1978. He also provides consulting and executive education to global companies in imagination intensive industries. Some of his past clients include American Management Systems, Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Electronic Arts, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Genesys, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, and numerous startups.
Tom is a Member of Business Advisory Council of Illuminate Partners. He is also a Member of Board of Advisors of the Business Association at Stanford Engineering Students (BASES) and the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Association (NUSEA). He is a Member of the Advisory Board at Stage 1 Ventures, LLC. Dr. Kosnik has also provided guidance to the Stanford Entrepreneurs’ Challenge since 1996 and numerous Global Business Plan competitions since 2000. He also writes & consults on negotiating across the Triple Chasms of Generation, Gender and Culture.
Tom earned a Ph.D. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1986, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1977, and a B.A. in History and International Relations from Duke University in 1972.