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1. jimprice - July 18, 2009

Jim Price is a successful serial entrepreneur and business educator, an in-demand speaker and author, and an executive coach and consultant.

Articles published by Jim Price on various topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy can be found at GlobaLens: http://globalens.com/Featured/JPrice/.

Since 2003, Jim has held a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan’s top-10-ranked Ross School of Business, where, as Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Studies, he teaches two of the MBA program’s most popular electives, “New Venture Creation” and “Introduction to Entrepreneurship.” He also oversees the executive education 3-day seminar, “Commercializing Corporate Innovation,” and serves as faculty advisor to student consulting teams under Ross’s MAP (Multidisciplinary Action Project) program. Jim serves on the Executive Committee of UM’s Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (ZLI).

In addition to his UM faculty duties, Jim continues to maintain an active hand in entrepreneurship. He recently served as chairman and cofounder of Cielo MedSolutions LLC (www.cielomedsolutions.com), a rapidly-growing healthcare software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup launched in 2006 and successfully sold to The Advisory Board Company (Nasdaq: ABCO) in 2011. Jim is also founding partner of CompanyCrafters (www.companycrafters.com), a venture consulting firm where, since 2000, he has advised Global 2000 corporations on innovation, entrepreneurial thinking for executives, and the planning and launch of new businesses and new-business initiatives.

In the 1990’s, Jim founded two tech startups in Ann Arbor, Michigan, both of which he served as CEO: Transom Technologies, a human simulation software company successfully sold to Engineering Animation (subsequently EDS) in 1998; and MAXfunds.com, an Internet-based mutual funds analysis firm. Prior to that, he served as VP of Marketing and Sales for Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., where he played an instrumental role in growing the Ann Arbor software venture from $3 million to $25 million in annual revenue and leading the company through a successful IPO in 1996.

Prior to moving to Michigan, Jim served in senior product management and business development roles with Fortune 500 technology companies in the Boston/128 region.

He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he played in the Bay Area rock band Dogs on Welfare. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where he was a varsity hurdler and a saxophonist in the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble.

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