Roger Sørheim is cofounder of NTNU School of Entrepreneurship. He holds a position as professor in entrepreneurship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU). Sørheim is the director NORSI – The Nordic Research School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( and is the head of research in Engage – centre for excellence in entrepreneurship education ( The primary focus in his research relates to early-stage finance, commercialization of technology and entrepreneurship education. Sørheim has published in a number of peer reviewed journals, including; Nature Biotechnology, Journal of Small Business Management, Venture Capital, Technovation. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.”