Ken Zolot is a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at MIT. His best known subjects include The Founder's Journey, for aspiring entrepreneurs in the freshman class, and the Innovation Teams (“i-Teams”) program, which Ken founded at MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.
At the Berklee College of Music, Ken is a professor of creative entrepreneurship. Ken is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Jack Welch Management Institute. In 2009, Ken was named a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to advise the Foundation on its new initiative "Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation".
Ken is an active advisor to numerous organizations involved in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship, including TechStars, The Deshpande Foundation, MassChallenge, hackNY, and FIRST Robotics. Ken served on the founding team of MIT's collaboration with Singapore University of Technology and Design, and also on the founding team of the MIT Portugal Program.
Mr. Zolot holds a Master of Science degree from MIT in Management of Technology. His undergraduate work was at Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.