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Welcome Dr. Subhan

An introduction to Charles D. Close School's new professor

Zahed Blog Post

October 8, 2015

Dr. Zahed Subhan holds various titles: biotech venture capitalist, pharmaceutical executive, entrepreneur, innovator and now, Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship professor. Through his extensive career he established himself as a thought leader and storied academic. In his upcoming classes he aims to inspire young entrepreneurs.

Dr. Subhan's curriculum teaches you how and why business works the way it does, and the steps necessary to take advantage of these opportunities. He notes, "[The Charles D. Close School] appreciate[s] entrepreneurship as much more of a mindset than a set of skills that you learn." This thought provoking way of looking at entrepreneurship serves as a bold take on traditional classroom practices. Dr. Subhan challenges students to think and act with a real world mindset. "I make it easy for them to conceptualize having a business of their own." As the first freestanding entrepreneurship school of its kind, the Charles D. Close school caters to this entrepreneurial outlook and bolsters real world capability. Dr. Subhan lends his experience and credentials to help lead the charge.

Well into his career, Dr. Subhan left a comfortable job as a VP in a multinational company to take a chance with a start-up team. Even with a Bachelor's Degree, MBA and PHD, among other accolades, his future felt uncertain; "I was scared, and that is part of being an entrepreneur, managing that uncertainty." Dr. Subhan harnessed the fear of not knowing what came next and embraced the unknown. He draws upon his own business and academic experience to teach students these fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

The Charles D. Close School offers considerable courses and opportunities that mitigate the risks of the working world while promoting entrepreneurship. Students can learn from people that have been in their shoes and receive guidance along the way. For an entrepreneur, the opportunity to meet Dr. Subhan is a tremendous advantage. The opportunity to take a class, learn from him and pick his brain? That advantage is only found at The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.