Daniel Fehder is an Assistant Professor at USC’s Marshall School in the Management and Organization Department. His research focuses on the emergence and evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and the growing role of entrepreneurship programs (e.g. accelerators, hackathons, pitch competitions, etc) in catalyzing these processes. To that end, he has helped manage the Seed Accelerator Ranking Program and has worked closely with the top management at MassChallenge. He is a recent graduate of the PhD program at MIT Sloan from the TIES Group. Prior to his PhD education, Daniel helped lead a startup as the Senior VP of Business Development for PriceSCAN. He holds an AB from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and a MA from the University of Pennsylvania.