Entrepreneurship Education: Developing a Community of Practice

Entrepreneurship Education: Developing a Community of Practice

May 3-4, 2016

Hashtag: #TeachingEship

Presentation materials below.


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The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law (CIP), Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E), and Fuqua Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation convened a two-day conference at the Duke I&E Bullpen bringing together faculty and administrators from leading higher education institutions engaged in entrepreneurship education (EE), entrepreneurs, investors, and innovation and education scholars to discuss the objectives and methods of EE and opportunities for empirical research on the subject. Thirteen (13) private and public universities with undergraduate and graduate level EE courses, concentrations, majors, and competitions were represented at the meeting, supported by grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program.

The agenda began with an in-depth discussion of six different program models (Arizona State University’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem; Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative; the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results (ti:ger) program; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; The University of Chicago-Booth's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab), followed by panels of former students who went on to become entrepreneurs and experienced investors.

The objective of the conference was to explore the heterogeneity of the EE landscape in preparation for discussing philosophical and practical differences in approaches and identifying questions for cross-institution research on EE outcomes. A summary of the proceedings and decisions on next steps will published here. Ultimately, the ongoing project will give institutions a more solid basis for decisions regarding academic offerings, teaching methods, and the provision of ancillary services (e.g., legal, financial, and mentoring) as well as help inform student choices among institutions and programs.





Entrepreneurship Education
Eric Toone, Duke University


Entrepreneurship Education in Universities and Colleges
Amisha Miller, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Faculty Roundtable Summary of Key Points
Jon Fjeld, Duke University

Creating a Road Map for Student Entrepreneurship
William Aulet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Jon Fjeld, Duke University

University Inventors, Start-ups, and the Market for Judgment
Rachel Harris, Creative Destruction Lab

Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago (presentation)
Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago (handout)
Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago

Entrepreneurship Education and Arizona State University
Scott Shrake, Arizona State University

An Integrative Approach to Technology Entrepreneurship
Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology


All the presentations in one PDF

Conference Organizers

Fuqua Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jon Fjeld
Professor of the Practice; Professor of Philosophy; Executive Director of the Fuqua Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy

Stephen Merrill
Executive Director of
The Center for Innovation Policy
at Duke Law

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

David T. Robinson
Professor of Finance and J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor of International Management; Senior Strategist for Research, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative


Conference Sponsors

Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship

Duke Law



For more information, contact:

Balfour Smith
Program Assistant
The Center for Innovation Policy
at Duke Law
210 Science Drive / Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708-0360