Holding a Ph.D. from the prestigious Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jean-Jacques Degroof is a venture investor who also mentors founders of technology start-ups. He previously shared his business expertise in this domain by delivering a paper at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). Established in 1981, BCERC is widely regarded as the world’s leading entrepreneurship conference.
To ensure the highest-quality content, potential paper submissions for the BCERC undergo a rigorous review process. Prospective presenters must first submit an abstract detailing the principal topic, method, and results for a double-blind review. After authors receive notification that their paper has been accepted, they must submit a short summary along with a six-page abridged paper. A review board evaluates all submitted abridged papers and selects 40 for full inclusion in the BCERC proceedings.
At Babson College, entrepreneurship studies are a key part of its business curricula and activities. The college aims to foster entrepreneurial skills that are important in every business setting.