Chetan Chawla

I am a teacher, researcher, and consultant of business strategy, and entrepreneurship. I have 10+ years of business consulting experience with clients ranging from Fortune 100 defense companies to technology startups. My professional, research, and teaching pursuits have been concentrated on high-technology (primarily software) ventures since the late 2000s.

My research focus spans capital providers (debt, equity, and non-traditional forms of financing), and technology startups – primarily in the context of Web 3 and Artificial Intelligence technologies. In these contexts, I investigate issues related to trust, governance, and competitive dynamics using a diverse range of methodologies.

I am an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at North Central College in Naperville, IL in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. I primarily teach strategy, and entrepreneurship classes at North Central College.

This personal blog is a catalog of my evolving thinking about strategy and startups*.

*Legal Disclaimer: The content on this site is purely a record of my personal interests/ experiments/ opinions/ speculations/, which are subject to updating. Nothing here constitutes investment/legal/professional advice. As always, caveat lector.


PhD in Strategic Management, 2015 | UMASS, Amherst, MA

MBA in International Business, 2008 | USC, Los Angeles, CA

B.A.(Hons) in English, 2003 | Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, India