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Open2012 building-entrepreneurship-education-programs-e-scholar

  1. 1. E-Scholars Program A COLLABORATIVE UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM AMONG UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND (OR) ST BENEDICTS/ST JOHNS (MN) ST MARYS UNIVERSITY (TX)Winner - USASBE Outstanding Specialty Program 2001/2012
  2. 2. Purpose of E-Scholars Programs E-Scholars is a comprehensive entrepreneurial development program for undergraduate students in all majors The program gives students from any major on participant campuses an opportunity to identify an opportunity, then implement and lead a business enterprise that aims to be best in class
  3. 3. Entrepreneur Scholars Program FormatProgram combines:  classroom work  interaction with world-class entrepreneurs and enterprises  participation in local, national and international “ecosystem”  domestic and international business travel  applied learning 3
  4. 4. Program History Created at University of Portland in 1999 Expanded in 2004 – 2006 with Grant from Coleman Foundation  St. Johns University and College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota  St. Mary’s University, Texas Available to many more 4
  5. 5. Six Core Principles1. Represent entrepreneurship as a noble vocation2. Strive for excellence3. Develop talent4. Believe in a self-conscious education5. Believe in building communities6. Be resource providers 5
  6. 6. Use Classrooms without Boundaries Travel domestic and international Visits to entrepreneurs Guest lecturers Visiting entrepreneur mentors Multiple faculty 6
  7. 7. Three Core Courses/Adapted at Each School1. Creating World Class Organizations: how opportunities and innovations are developed into world-class ventures;2. Global Entrepreneurship: global feasibility of innovations, global implications on innovation and how innovation can solve global problems;3. The Entrepreneur Apprenticeship: supported venture launch or apprenticeships 7
  8. 8. E-Scholars Curriculum BUS481 Entrepreneurship Apprenticeship (3) Venture Launch/Prototyping Entrepreneurial Internships Projects Fall 2011 Spring 2012 BUS480 BUS482 World-Class Venture Creation (3) Global Entrepreneurship (3) Ideation/Opp. Assess. Business Models Feasibility Analysis Intl. Aspects/Culture Business Plan & Pitch
  9. 9. Make Use of Individualized Learning PlansEach student : Explores their own industry of interest Visits entrepreneurs in their areas of interest Attends workshops, lectures, etc Creates own venture plan 9
  10. 10. Domestic & International Travel to Meet Entrepreneurs on Their Own Turf 10
  11. 11. Inter-institutional and University-wide Faculty Teams from multiple disciplines  Faculty from Business, Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences  Development and Alumni Relations Offices  Entrepreneurship Center Director Broad reach to students across all majors  Brief all faculty annually  Help to identify potential students and encourage them to seek out more info and apply 11
  12. 12. E-Scholar Student Consortium 2 Day Student Consortium Combining Students of All Schools Each Winter  Elevator Pitch Competition - $500 prize  “24 Hour Business Plan” Competition – Inter-institutional Teams  Entrepreneurship Knowledge Team Playoff
  13. 13. Active and Challenging Set of Co-curricular Events Program Event Timeline October/November- Idea Bash/Business Pitch E-scholars Fall Break – NYC/Silicon Valley Best Practices Tour February – Invention to Venture or Similar Event Late February – E-scholar Student Consortium Christmas or Spring Break – International Business Trip April-$100K Business Plan Competition
  14. 14. Continuous Evolution of Content & Delivery Faculty Consortium each Summer for Lessons Learned/Best Practices Adapting program for new approaches to means- driven entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation Entrepreneurship faculty at all institutions continue to research and integrate changes and best practices in the field
  15. 15. National/Local External Partnerships
  16. 16. Escholar Student Ventures Costello’s Travel Caffé
  17. 17. EnableMart
  18. 18. A car sharing program • Partnering with Enterprise • Started fall 2011
  19. 19. Challenges and Lessons Learned Keeping curriculum fresh, individualized and locally relevant while maintaining program principles. Exchange of ideas and best practices, not rigorous timelines, books, activities Students have regional differences, styles, etc. based on institution, but have developed similar core knowledge, skills, confidence and values – all focused on identifying an opportunity and executing well on it to create value, meaning and change The World is Flat – similar exposure, attitudes and goals
  20. 20. Growing the Consortium of E-Scholar Campuses Consortium supports all E-Scholar Campuses that commit to core program and its values Consortium members communicate regularly, faculty teams meet annually, students gather annually Opportunities for students to broaden there reach and compete with others that have similar curriculum and experiences 20

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