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Tom Cassel
Director

Tom Cassel is the director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Tom joined Penn’s faculty in 1999 following a 20-year career of entrepreneurial business leadership. He received a full professorship appointment in 2002.
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Jeffrey Babin
Associate Director

Jeffrey Babin is Associate Practice Professor and Associate Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program. Jeffrey has been a lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1993.
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Vanessa Chan

Vanessa Chan is an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Speaker and Educator. She is a leading thinker in innovation and entrepreneurship where she thrives at the interface of technology and business. Her specialty is translating technology/product assets to meet unmet needs for B2B, B2C and DTC companies.
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