Keynote-ing on conference in Mikkeli, Finland

A couple of weeks ago I was in Mikkeli, Finland, to talk about how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems through action-based education. It was the...

Entrepreneurial Learning Forum 2012 approaching

We are now in the final stage of planning the inaugural Entrepreneurial Learning Forum, and we are very excited indeed! 75% of the programs...

First asian venture creation program discovered

This week I have investigated a potential venture creation program in Singapore, and it indeed seems that they let the students start real ventures...

Learning by feeling – how entrepreneurs learn?

I am now starting my Big Dig into emotion based (entrepreneurial) learning and teaching. Psychologists often say that human mind consists of three main...

Searching for the constructed entrepreneur – do you know one?

There is an old debate on whether entrepreneurship can be taught. Scholars have dealt with this extensively, and some are convinced that it can...

Semantic issues with entrepreneurship and why MBAs still define our world

I often experience that the word 'entrepreneurship' makes people lose interest of what I am talking about, at least when talking to people outside...

The playful entrepreneur: Homo Ludens as a lens for understanding her...

It is not only Stuart Brown that emphasizes playfulness as an important aspect of humanity (read my related post here). There is an ongoing...

Dr Brown says play is a powerful catalyst for learning at...

Dr Stuart Brown is an expert on the meaning of play for humans, stating that nothing lights up the brain like play. He says...

New Swedish report on Entrepreneurial Universities – Chalmers featured

In a recent comprehensive and well-written report on entrepreneurial universities published by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Chalmers is featured as one of five European entrepreneurial...

Engaging visit to Belgian venture creation program

This week I am visiting a venture creation program at Université Catholique de Louvain, called CPME - link here. I have had a chance...

From a knowledge economy to an attitude economy through action-based education

Attitudes to value-creating creative activity are increasingly becoming crucial in a globalized economy where protective barriers are being torn down. Innovative corporations of today...

Generic model for action-based entrepreneurship education

After two years of studying venture creation programs around the world, I have now made a first attempt to depict a generic model for...

Politics around venture creation programs

Recently I have been investigating political aspects of venture creation programs. A VCP can be characterized as a major innovation within a university setting,...

Emotion based entrepreneurship education

In my quest to understanding venture creation programs I am currently deep-diving into emotional aspects of entrepreneurship education. When do students get emotionally invested...

Obstacles to establishing venture creation programs

In a recent paper presented at the NFF conference in Stockholm, Sweden, we outlined some obstacles to establishing venture creation programs. Our initial hypothesis...

VCP conference attracting interest

We now have sent out a preliminary invitation to all 12 VCPs that we have found and listed so far. The response has been...

First working paper comparing six VCPs

We now have completed a first version of an article describing and contrasting six different VCPs in Sweden, Norway, Belgium and USA. The article...

Two more programs added

We now have added two more confirmed venture creation programs - one in USA and one in Belgium. In Oregon we have the Technology...

Good overview of how to build the entrepreneurial university

If you are working on building the entrepreneurial university in your region, you are probably many times in great need to explain the what,...

Towards a new paradigm for education

It is not only within entrepreneurship education that people discuss the need for new methods and approaches to teaching and learning. Sir Ken Robinson...