Dr. Tom Kosnik

Advisory Board Member

Tom Kosnik is mainly a Partner at FoundersX Ventures. He works with startups in the FoundersX Ventures portfolio, as well as other startups, global companies, and other organizations that partner with him to accelerate the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Silicon Valley and key cities in China, Singapore, and other ASEAN countries. He guides leaders in start-ups and global companies to pick the right new products and take them to market. He also helps them acquire customers, recruit and develop great talent, raise money, and manage a portfolio of partnerships.

He works with strategic partners to help the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders by guiding field research projects with students in high schools and universities that will develop their business and leadership skills, preparing them to make a positive social impact in countries and industries around the world.

Tom has a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University, MBA from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a tenured professor and founder of Global Entrepreneurial Marketing at Harvard University, a course that is still being taught to this date. Moreover, he was an adjunct professor in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering from 1990 - 2018.