Areas of Interest: New Venture Creation and Design, Financing of Entrepreneurial Companies, Management of High Tech Ventures, Social Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Jobs Creation, Business Management, Entrepreneurship
Biography: Dr. David Y. Choi is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the nationally-ranked Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). He has been a faculty member at LMU since 2003 and has taught undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA courses in entrepreneurship, including new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance, social entrepreneurship and technology management. He is a recipient of the President’s Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award at LMU and Innovative Pedagogy Award from the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Choi writes broadly in the areas entrepreneurship and innovation and is a co-author of Values-Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies. David has been featured or quoted in major news outlets including Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Fortune Magazine, The Guardian, Business2.0, Economy Chosen, Korea Daily and Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Choi has started, managed, and owned businesses in several industries including biotechnology, software, financial services, energy and foods – several of which have been acquired or gone public. He has also been an advisor for a number of venture capital firms. Earlier in his career, he worked with The Boston Consulting Group and Harvard Business School. Dr. Choi received his B.S and M.S in Industrial Engineering at UC Berkeley and Ph.D. in Technology Management from UCLA.