McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Eric Koester

Eric Koester was named the National Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by USASBE in 2020.

Eric Koester is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and author. Professor Koester is a leading educator in the fields of technology innovation, corporate innovation, and startup creations, including as the former Managing Director and Venture Partner of Next Gen Venture Partners (NGVP), an early-stage venture fund, and as the founder and CEO of the Manuscripts, a social venture providing community-powered writing and publishing programs named to by Inc. Magazine as the #5 fastest-growing privately-held education company in 2021.

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Eric and his wife Allison have three daughters and live in Washington, DC.