Hall of Fame

Tom Kinnear

Tom Kinnear

Serial founder and investor in startups


Entrepreneurship: Tom Kinnear, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, has been active as a startup founder, advisor, investor, and board member in many companies, including: Network Express, BlueGill Technologies, Accuri Instruments, Avail Networks, Avidimer Therapeutics, Mobius Microsystems, Janeeva, nanoCerox, and NanoBio.

Venture capital: Kinnear is also involved in venture capital as president and board chair of the Venture Michigan Corporation, and as a limited partner in Apjohn Ventures, Arbor Partner Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, EDF Ventures, and RPM Ventures. He is a member of the investment committee for EDF Ventures and Chairs this committee for Arboretum Ventures.

At U-M: Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies; Executive Director, Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies; Ph.D. in Business Administration.