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David Smith

  1. 1. Irish entrepreneurial educationinside and outside of the university David Smith, Principal, Tirna Partners Triple Helix Research Group Building the Entrepreneurial University Nov 14, 2012, Stanford
  2. 2. University Example• Trinity College Dublin (TCD) – founded in 1592 – 2010 plan for Trinity Engineering • focus on Engineering Innovation & Creative Design • European Hub of a global network of Engineering Innovation and Design – Stanford ME310 Design Innovation • TCD Graduate Team & Stanford team on an industry sponsored project
  3. 3. Public Sector Example Accelerated Large Pre-HPSU HPSU Established Scaling Growth Company iGap AGE Leadership 4 Growth Excel at Export Selling Series International Selling Programme Graduates 4 International Growth Management 4 Growth Diploma Manufacturing Mgmt Mentors
  4. 4. Public Sector Example Stanford Oren Michels, Accelerated Large Pre-HPSU HPSU Established ScalingJeff Clavier Growth Company iGap AGE Leadership 4 Growth Excel at Export Selling Series International Selling Programme Graduates 4 International Growth Management 4 Growth Diploma Manufacturing Mgmt Mentors
  5. 5. Startup Camp: Enabling Global EntrepreneursUSMAC intensive 5-day boot campHelp entrepreneurs transition to growing a global company.  Kauffman FastTrac® GrowthVenture™; Eric Ries ‘Lean Startup’ principles; and best practices in Silicon Valley  3-hour workshop each day,  Daily one-to-one mentoring sessions & pitch coaching  Daily guest speakers from Silicon Valley VCs & industry experts  Experiential, hands-on format allows participants to learn with & from their peersIt is the 1st Phase of our 3-phase Global Market Entry methodology
  6. 6. David SmithPrincipalTirna PartnersAddress Menlo Park, California, USAPhone USA +1 650 283 6369Phone Ireland +353 1 525 3156Email david.smith@tirnapartners.comWebsite http://www.tirnapartners.com/Skype davidivorsmithLinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidivorsmithTwitter https://twitter.com/DavidivorsmithFacebook http://www.facebook.com/DavidIvorSmithAngelList https://angel.co/davidivorsmith

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