About Norris Krueger 

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There aren’t many individuals like Norris Krueger.

Norris is one of those sparkling people that are a fountain of knowledge, innovation, ideas, observations, and insights that are as a rule unique to Norris.

He is one of the those visionaries that leave the rest of us better off.
— Brice Sloan

It all started when...

Norris grew up in the small town of Marysville, Ohio then headed to Caltech to study physics but found a calling in social sciences. Ultimately, he got an honors degree at the Ohio State University and later one of the very first PhDs in entrepreneurship (with an investment banking job and an entrepreneurial venture in-between).

From Columbus he headed west again to Montana for his first assistant professor job. He went from that to another startup and consulting (and writing several highly-cited articles) before returning to academe as Assistant Professor at Boise State University for seven years and founder/director of TEAMS, an entrepreneurship program that earned 6 national and 2 global best practice awards (including SBA and the Kauffman Foundation.) TEAMS blended project- based learning with community outreach with the motto "Students Are Our Secret Weapon!"

He is active in both the entrepreneurial and economic development world and in academe:

Serving Entrepreneurs: Co-Organizer for the Idaho Startup Weekend, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Allegiance Corporate Solutions, Regional Coordinator for Idaho in the Global Entrepreneurship Week, and currently Lead organizer for 1 Million Cups Boise, under the banner of Entrepreneurship Northwest (2006-present).

Serving Academe: Director at Large for the International Council for Small Business (and member of ICSBs Online Learning Excellence) and twice an elected officer in the Academy of Management. Norris chairs the Global Scholar Development Committee.

Research Leadership: Formerly, External Fellow for the Max Planck Institute for Economics and now Senior Research Fellow for the School for Advanced Studies for University of Phoenix (since 2014). Norris is currently Senior Subject Matter Expect at OECD/EU HE Innovate and Entrepreneurship360 (since 2012).