Faculty & Research

Yael Hochberg

Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Yael Hochberg is the Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Finance at Rice University, and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth. Her research and teaching interests are focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the financing of entrepreneurial activity. 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 A.M. 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 is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance, and previously served as an Associate Editor at the Review of Finance.

Prof. Hochberg serves as the Head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Rice University and as Academic Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. She holds a Research Affiliate position with the MIT Innovation Initiative’s Lab for Innovation Science and Policy, 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 the annual ranking of accelerator programs in the U.S.

Prof. Hochberg was previously on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and most recently was a visiting faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she retains a research affiliation. Before entering academia, she was employed in the technology industry in both established and startup companies. She serves on the advisory board and board of directors for a number of early stage startups. 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.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
34101 Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity 2018 (Winter)