Erin Scott

Scott’s work focuses on uncertainty and strategic development in early-stage ventures. Most recently, her work was featured in the Harvard Business Review and Management Science. At MIT Sloan, she teaches Entrepreneurial Founding & Teams (MBA), Entrepreneurial Strategy (EMBA / Sloan Fellow), as well as assorted MBA and Sloan Fellow innovation and strategy courses. In addition, Scott mentors MIT startups and consults for ventures within the broader ecosystem.

Scott holds a holds a BE and an MBA-MS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, respectively. A recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, she earned her PhD in strategy from Washington University in St. Louis. Scott then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Innovation Policy and the Economy Group. She began her academic career at the National University of Singapore.

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