Chuan Chen

Chuan Chen

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715



Chuan Chen is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. His current research focuses on how to better help and educate entrepreneurs. Together with the Entrepreneurship Science Lab team, he studies college entrepreneurship and student initiatives. Using unique data covering all students at the University of Wisconsin Madison, he aims to understand “Who are the student entrepreneurs?” “Whether and how they are different from others?” “How can we help them?”

His other research projects study the value creation of business accelerators and mentorship formation between startup founders and their mentors. Dr. Chen is also interested in developing and applying empirical two-sided matching models.

Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Economics from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his doctoral studies, he spent five years as a business analyst and consultant with multiple companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He also has obtained an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering.

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