This submission spans a decade in entrepreneurship education, including 7 distinct programs. All of them are designed from an experiential learning perspective. Most of these were developed in the last 3 years and includes almost every imaginable combination of attributes: physical location, duration, depth and intensity. These programs have authentically enabled thousands of students to develop their entrepreneurial ambitions, some of whom have gone on to be founders of venture-backed startups and received a personal letter of congratulations from the likes of Jeff Bezos.
What makes my approach distinct is how, I take a scholarly approach to developing programs. That means, I don’t just educate students, but also other educators and researchers. This is reflected in over 20 publications and several more international conference publication on entrepreneurship education. Two articles were picked up by a newsletter with over 10,000 recipients, one of which won a national conferences’ Best Paper Award, and the other of which is the most downloaded article (ever) at the Entrepreneurship Research Journal.
My approach is also inherently collaborative. For example, one program involved 20 collaborators across 5 universities, while another involved 9 collaborators across 4 universities. Similarly, our recent book on “Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship” involved 31 authors on 22 chapters, contributing to an award winning 8-book series on visual tools.
I am honoured to have worked with so many talented educators and to have taught such engaged students.