Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneurship Education’

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The Idea Transform team are organising a startup bootcamp weekend where people pitch ideas on a Friday evening, the audience votes for ideas they’d like to work on and people form teams to work on projects over the rest of the weekend.  The event aims to inspire projects that can deliver long-term change across the globe.  These projects will then be judged, and a winner announced on Sunday evening.

Teams will be supported and inspired throughout the weekend by mentors and speakers who will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. The event will be held in Cambridge on 20th-22nd April 2012 at the Cambridge Judge Business School and is supported by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

I’ve been told by the organiser that last year’s event saw many make their way down from Edinburgh and Glasgow so, if this is of interest, check out their website for more details.  Developers in particular are especially encouraged to attend!   (more…)

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Pirate's gold

Response to the discussion at the SIE-hosted session on entrepreneurship at institutes for higher education.

Part of our Stanford REE Series from the Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education.

One of the great advantages of starting a company at university is the wealth of human resource at arm’s reach. Student-entrepreneurs are surrounded by designers, engineers, web developers, marketers, and technologists. One question raised at the Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) earlier this month was this: How can we manage this human resource to build more and better founder teams at universities? (more…)

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What else might you have missed? … More insights from the Stanford REE Series, with notes from the second round of parallel speakers. Have a browse through, and you can access the full article for whichever topics interest you. Want to highlight points, or take a different angle? Feel free to add your thoughts below!

Teaching Furniture Design – Anselm Fraser

Guest blogged by Jill Robertson

Don’t commute, build a business and work from home in a job that’s varied and you enjoy. Above all, ‘make business fun and differentiate yourself from the crowd’ this is Anselm’s philosophy in teaching and in life. Well, he certainly ‘walks the talk’ as no-one could have failed to notice his odd copper and blue shoes coupled with a rather unique set of braces. Delightfully describing himself as a ‘busy fool who hasn’t the time to stop and think’, I think he’s rather harsh on himself. [Full story on Anselm’s talk]

Social Media and Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Dr. Geoffrey Archer (more…)

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Our Stanford REE Series carries on, as there was a lot to learn! During the first round of parallel sessions, speakers covered a range of topics on design, startups, & entrepreneurship education. In case you struggled to be in four places at once – or missed it altogether – a team of guest bloggers listened in for you. Anything stand out? Were you there too? Let us know what you find most useful or other lessons you took away 🙂

Teaching Creative Entrepreneurship – Dr. Andy Penaluna

Guest blogged by Geoff Gregson

Andy began his session with a question: “why do we always do it that way”? He was referring to how we teach students at university and particularly, how we teach entrepreneurship. He believes that the integration of entrepreneurship and creativity and design as a teaching topic is making a difference to the success of recent start-ups… [Full story on Andy’s talk] (more…)

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Did you know that Edinburgh is hosting Stanford’s annual Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) this year? It’s time to show our friends across the pond and across Europe that Edinburgh is one hip happening place for startups. Well, and it’s a chance for you to showcase your startup/spinout/design project to an audience of rather well-connected people around the world!

The exhibition event (REE Fest) is Wednesday 8th September, starting 5:30pm in the Informatics Forum. Exhibiting is free, but this is the last week to sign up so grab a spot before you write your next email! And if you want to join the festivities but exhibiting doesn’t suit, you can actually attend the exhibition portion free too – sign-up info for exhibitors and attendees thanks to Mike Clouser: (more…)

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