Professor Hochberg's research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Prof. Hochberg serves as the Head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rice University. In 2015, she was named one of the world's 40 under 40 best business school professors by Poets and Quants. In 2016, she was awarded the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. In addition to her doctorate in finance from Stanford, she holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. Her research has been published in top tier journals, including Science Magazine, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Financial Economics, and has been presented at numerous universities and governmental bodies around the world.
She holds a Research Affiliate position with MIT's Innovation Initiative and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Hochberg is also Managing Director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, which publishes an annual ranking of accelerator programs in the U.S. She previously served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Empirical Finance, and the Review of Finance.
Prior to her appointment at Rice, Prof. Hochberg was previously on the (tenure track) faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. She has also served as a visiting faculty member at at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously, she was employed in the technology industry in both larger and startup companies, and she continues to advise and invest in early stage startups and venture funds.
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Prof. Hochberg's research focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital.
Her work on accelerators and their effects on regional entrepreneurial ecosystems is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation.
Her earlier work on networks in the venture capital industry was twice acknowledged with an Emerald Citation of Excellence for scholarly work with long-term proven impact.
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Professor of Finance and Ralph S. O'Connor Professor of Entrepreneurship - Jones Graduate School of Business Rice University
Research Affiliate - Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Head - Rice University Entrepreneurship Initiative and Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Rice University
Research Associate - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, 2016
Poets and Quants 40 under 40 Best Business School Professors, 2015
The Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) is the home of experiential learning and co-curricular activities in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice University.
Our mission is to equip Rice students with both entrepreneurial skills and the entrepreneurial mindset to prepare them to be entrepreneurs and innovators in whatever industry they choose, be it a technology startup, government, civic group, non-profit, small business, or large corporation.