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Faculty Profile: Mitch Tyson

Mitch Tyson

Adjunct Professor in the Brandeis International Business School

Specializations:
Innovation ecosystems, clean energy, start-ups, entrepreneurship, corporate sustainability, customer discovery, public/private partnerships, strategy development, advanced manufacturing, corporate values.

Mitch Tyson is an experienced high tech executive and entrepreneur. He serves on a number of corporate, non-profit, and governmental advisory boards. He lectures on clean energy, sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and the triple bottom line and mentors early stage companies and entrepreneurs.

Current positions include:

Corporate-
Board Member - Photronics (NASD:PLAB)
Board Member - Big Belly Solar
Board Member - 7AC

Founding Partner - Great Dome Associates (consulting)

Investment-
Partner - Clean Energy Venture Group (angel investing)
Investment Advisory Committee - Castor Ventures (venture fund)

Non-Profits and Trade Associations-
Chair and Co-founder of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (trade association)
Advisory Board Member - Clean Tech Open (accelerator)
Chair of the Venture Cafe Foundation (innovation community building)
Board Member - Greentown Labs (incubator)
Board Member - Acadia Center (policy research and advocacy)
Board Member - New England Israel Business Council (trade association)

Government -
Member of the Board and Executive Committee - Mass Technology Collaborative (quasi-public state agency)
Member of Massport Security Advisory Committee - (advisory committee)

Academic Activities-
Adjunct Professor - International Business School, Brandeis University
Board Member - Printed Electronics Research Collaborative, UMass Lowell

Academic Background-
MIT BS Physics
MIT MS Nuclear Engineering
MIT MS Political Science

Formerly:
CEO of PRI Automation (PRIA)
Interim CEO of AmberWave Systems
CEO of Advanced Electron Beams
Legislative Assistant for Energy and Technology Policy to US Senator Paul Tsongas

Degrees:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Sc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.