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June 21, 2013

Hardymon Urges Class of 2013 to Become Leaders of Innovation Economy

Hardymon Speech 2Entrepreneurship expert and successful venture capitalist G. Felda Hardymon, PhD, enlisted members of Rose-Hulman's Class of 2013 to join him in bringing their creativity, ingenuity, and unique problem-solving skills to small high-tech companies leading the innovation economy that's paving the way for America's free enterprise system. Read more.


Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneurship Expert Gets Honorary Degree

HD Hardymon With Diploma 1Felda Hardymon, PhD, one of the world’s notable experts in entrepreneurship education and venture capital, received an honorary doctorate degree during Rose-Hulman's 135th commencement on May 25. A 1969 Rose-Hulman mathematics alumnus, Hardymon is a partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, teaches at the Harvard Business School and  London School of Economics, and has been named several times to the Forbes Midas 100 List of Venture Capitalists who possess the proverbial "golden touch." Learn more about him.


Hardymon: Innovation Economy as Offering Opportunities for Creativity

Hardymon Head Shot PhotoSmall, entrepreneurial companies are discovering and commercializing solutions to "big data" and other future challenges, and they're creating lots of jobs in the process, according to Felda Hardymon, a strong advocate of the innovation economy. Companies that are succeeding "have people working at one problem 16 hours a day because they have to. It's not just their agility--they outwork the competition." He interacts directly with the innovation economy, and for him, that's awe-inspiring. "Every day, I'm meeting people who are creating the future," he says. "No one knows exactly what's going to happen, but they have a hand in shaping it." Find out more about Hardymon.

Felda Hardymon - "Hands on learning."


Felda Hardymon - "I owe a lot to this place."


Felda Hardymon - "You have a safety net."


Felda Hardymon - "My Fondest Memory.."