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Tom Dean

Tom Dean’s research and teaching passions are at the intersection of entrepreneurship and sustainability, and the economic opportunities inherent in the transition to a sustainable economy. He previously taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Tennessee, where he created several programs and courses such as the Cleantech Venture Challenge business plan competition, Sustainable Opportunities Summit, Sustainable Venturing Initiative and one of the first environmental management programs. He is currently writing a textbook on sustainable venturing and pursuing further research on the topic. Tom has consulted with a number of organizations on strategic and environmental issues and opportunities, and worked with Universities in Eastern Europe and Asia to develop environmental management and energy programs.