Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey BabinJeffrey is Professor of Practice and Associate Director Engineering Entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the inaugural Engineering Faculty Director for Venture Lab and leads the development of co-curricular and extra-curricular technological innovation programming. Jeffrey works with Venture Lab faculty and staff to support a wide range of programs in technology-driven entrepreneurship, including the Berkman Opportunity Fund, Miller Innovation Fellowship, and Engineering Entrepreneurship’s student intellectual property programs. Jeffrey is the advisor and curriculum developer for Venture Lab’s Venture Initiation Program (VIP), Penn’s largest and most diverse incubator & accelerator program. Jeffrey is a leader of the Penn Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group (PIEG), a grassroots collaboration among all the innovation programs across the University of Pennsylvania innovation ecosystem. 

Prior to his appointment in Penn Engineering, Jeffrey was a lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and held an appointment as lecturer in the Marketing. He has been a leader in many of the innovation co-curricular programs at the Wharton school: he was the co-director, senior project advisor, and regional manager for the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum, an embedded consulting practice in the Wharton School, which served global companies.

Jeffrey Babin is a managing director and founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategy consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. Jeffrey led the development of the company’s proprietary Relaunch® methodology, through which Antiphony works with senior executives to successfully develop innovative business models, bring new products and services to market, and build profitable operational infrastructures.

Prior to co-founding Antiphony, Jeffrey was founder, president and CEO of Corporate Technology Ventures (CTV), a privately held enterprise software and consulting practice. From 1993-2001, CTV delivered solutions for content and knowledge management to blue chip clients in several industries, including Agilent (formerly Hewlett Packard), American College of Physicians, Élan Pharmaceutical Technologies, Harcourt Health Sciences, Intel, Pep Boys, Risk Management Association, Simon & Shuster, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, and The Wharton School. In addition, CTV provided the foundation technology for MedCases, Inc., a provider of innovative web-based medical education that was separately venture-backed. Jeffrey led product development and professional services for CTV, which maintained average client relationships spanning more than 3 years and 6 projects. Jeffrey built CTV’s profitable business and strong intellectual property portfolio from cash flow.

CTV was a natural evolution of Jeffrey’s successful consulting practice from 1991-1993, during which time, he dedicated his skills to the adoption of emerging technologies by corporations to capitalize on market opportunities. Jeffrey believes that solutions must be market-driven and therefore has always combined market research and professional services with any technology development process. Working with both growth companies and Fortune 100 corporations, Jeffrey developed business plans and financing strategies to create new value.

Jeffrey is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund, a seed and early-stage investment fund. He is a co-author of Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Value to Any Sized Company (FT Press). Jeffrey is a faculty initiate for Delta Sigma Pi, the national collegiate business fraternity. Jeffrey served as president of the Board of Directors of Trinity Cooperative Day Nursery and as a member of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group’s Education and Outreach Committee.

Jeffrey is a winner of the Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he is a winner of the Philadelphia Business Journals 40 Under 40 list of the region’s up-and-comers. Jeffrey earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Physical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jeffrey and his wife, Kathy, live in Wallingford, PA, with their charcoal lab, Millie. Kathy and Jeffrey have two children, Drew and Liza (C’20).