BI – Norwegian Business School Innovation & Entreprenurship seminarChristian Rangen14. March 2013
“I learned more in 54hours of StartUp Weekend,then I did six months ofentrepreneurship classes”. Student, BI, 2012
Having just completed a StartUp Weekend in Stavanger, I’m left with one question,“how do we reinvent our education in innovation and entrepreneurship around the principles of StartUp Weekend thinking”.
The Lean-principles:Are radically different than howstrategy, innovation andentrepreneurship is currently beingtaught. Doing strategy work oftenleads to long discussions on modelsand theories, while I have yet to seea single student group go out aninterview potential customers.
Now, the question is how can we apply some of these lean startup principles to our innovation and entrepreneurship education in Norway…..
What I’m increasingly seeing is that the modelswe are using here are too timid and rational vs. the strategic imagination possible using other tools and methods.
But I think the bigquestions remains, toquote Wagner; “howdo we developstudents’ innovationskills and motivationto succeed”, ratherthan teaching themthe correct academicmodels….?