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Regan Stevenson

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Regan Stevenson is an assistant professor ​of entrepreneurship and management and holds the John and Donna Shoemaker Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship in the Kelley School of Business. His research is focused on understanding the early-stage challenges that entrepreneurs face when launching and scaling new ventures. This includes the behavioral foundations of resource acquisition and the role of cognition/affect in entrepreneurial judgment.

One of his studies, which found that federal agencies get more bang for their buck when they channel grant dollars into smaller startups, provides valuable insights as federal and state governments look for ways to revive the U.S. economy after the pandemic.

Before entering academia, Stevenson was involved in several new ventures and was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He enjoys teaching action-based entrepreneurship classes, including “The Senior Practicum in Entrepreneurship,” also known as “The Spine Sweat Experience.” He remains closely connected to the phenomenon he studies and has served as a mentor, investor and board member for several growth companies.

He has delivered educational content and consulted for several growth firms and corporate innovators, including facilitating “Virtual Idea Blitz” weekends for corporate professionals, entrepreneurial teams and students in several countries.

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneur decision-making, entrepreneur psychology, equity crowdfunding, angel investing, social entrepreneurship, resourcefulness, coachability, lean startup, behavioral strategy, experimental methods.

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