Kathleen Allen

Kathleen Allen is the author of more than fifteen books in the field of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. As a professor of entrepreneurship and the Director of the University of Southern California Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization, which she co-founded, Allen has worked with scientists and engineers to help them identify markets and applications for their technologies and to prepare them to seek funding. Her personal entrepreneurial endeavors include four successful companies in real estate and technology and work in the space industry. She is co-founder and CEO of N2TEC Institute, a non-profit organization focused on technology entrepreneurship in rural America. She is also director of a NYSE company. Allen holds a PhD with a focus in entrepreneurship from USC, an MBA, and an MA in Romance languages. She also has a degree in music.

Kathleen Allen has applied for and been awarded 1 grant

  • Undergraduate Technology Scholars

    Began July, 2003 and ended July, 2005

    The Greif Entrepreneurship Center of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and the School of Engineering submit this proposal for an E-Team Course and Development Grant. We are requesting a $38,000 grant to cover two years of development of the Undergraduate Technology Scholars E-Team Program that will put select undergraduates on technology commercialization teams with graduate student mentors and scientists and engineers. Through this program, undergraduates will have the opportunity to experience the commercialization process and potentially become part of a start-up venture. The courses that will be used as the proving ground for the Undergraduate Technology Scholars E-Team Program in the first year of the grant are the undergraduate course in Cases in Feasibility Analysis (BAEP 452) and the graduate course Technology Feasibility (BAEP 556). Undergraduate students will register for BAEP 452 but attend the BAEP 556 class with the graduate students to facilitate team building. The content of the course focuses on the feasibility analysis process, which requires the students to do serious research, to think critically about the business concept, to answer the fundamental questions about business viability, and to reach a high level of confidence about their willingness to go forward to actually start a business. We have formed a committed team of industry mentors who make themselves available to the E-Teams throughout the commercialization process. In Phase II of this program, beginning in the fall of 2004, we will add engineering students.

    With the team:

    • Kathleen Allen
    • Matthew Franko Administrator, Contracts and Grants, University of Southern California