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Dr. Mandel has participated in the start-up of more than 20 organizations within the medical device, biotechnology, education, retail, financial services, health care, consulting and nonprofit sectors. He also advises and serves on the boards of student- and alumni-led start-up companies. Stan has been recognized by USASBE, AOM, and GCEC for his contributions in a number of different application and academic areas.

Dr. Mandel is an educator, frequent speaker, and consultant on issues that influence success within family businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, and university based entrepreneurship programs. His comments have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, regional and national business publications and in Entrepreneur magazine.

  • Ph D, Texas Tech University (Strategy and Entrepreneurship) - 1996
  • MBA, Kellogg GSM (Northwestern University) (Marketing) - 1966
  • BS, Tulane University (Mechanical Engineering) - 1964

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship Education with particular attention to experiential education

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Startups using Lean LaunchPad and Business Model Canvas, Family Business
  • Tech Transfer

  • Mandel, S. W. (Forthcoming). Dilettante, Venturesome, Tory and Crafts; Drivers of Performance among Taxonomic Groups. Journal of Small Business Strategy.
  • Mandel, S. W. ,  Virgil, S. M. , &  , . (2011). Creativity and Feasibility: Applying the IDEO Innovation Processes to Current Societal Challenges . IJESB,
  • Mandel, S. W. , &  Virgil, S. M. (2011). Creativity and feasibility: applying the IDEO innovation processes to current societal challenges. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 2011 - Vol. 13, No.1 pp. 32 - 37, Vol.13 (1), pp. 32-37. | more information
  • Mandel, S. W. ,  Stewart, A. ,  Learned, K. E. , &  Peterson, K. M. (1995). "Using Field Research on Firm-Level Entrepreneurship: A Coda.". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,

  • 2008 - Longanecker Fellow, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2005 - Ranked #3 Entrepreneurship Program Director by Peers, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2004 - Ranked #3 Entrepreneurship Program Director by Peers, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2001 - Irwin McGraw-Hill Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Pedagogy, AOM
  • - Outstanding Director of Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneur Magazine and Princeton Review

  • January 1, 2015 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Various
  • October 1, 2010 - Focus on Stan Mandel, Triad Business Journal
  • October 29, 2008 - "Some factories stable amid downturn," , Charlotte Observer | more information
  • March 25, 2008 - "Business competition takes on social focus," , Winston-Salem Journal.
  • March 24, 2008 - "Starting Up: Business-Plan Contests", Smart Money | more information
  • February 11, 2008 - "In Education" , Winston-Salem Journal
  • December 18, 2007 - "Grant may further research on battery", Winston-Salem Journal
  • December 9, 2007 - "Company's niche: Battery filling systems," , Winston-Salem Journal
  • June 15, 2007 - "Business plans should be short on emotion, heavy on substance", Triad Business Journal | more information