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Entrepreneurship Education Through Student-Run Events


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A brief summary of a presentation delivered at the Stanford Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education, Asia, 2008. The presentation looks at the success of student-run entrepreneurship education through student socities such as SIFE, FEWS and ASES.

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Entrepreneurship Education Through Student-Run Events

  1. 1. Entrepreneurship Education through Student-Run Events<br />Mark Tayar, Macquarie University<br />
  2. 2. The Goal<br />Develop a student-run student-led global gathering of entrepreneurial students<br />
  3. 3. The Team<br />Average age: 20<br />Committed but Overcommitted<br />Under-resourced and Unpaid<br />Inexperienced but Energetic <br />
  4. 4. The Results<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Methods<br />-Academic Lectures<br />-Peer-to-Peer learning<br />-Innovation Workshops (FEWSion)<br />-Speeches from EO members<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Academic Lectures<br />From our delegate surveys:<br />-Interesting but impractical<br />-Fail to offer step-by-step advice<br />Delegates’ Verdict: <br />Necessary but not sufficient<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />P2P Learning<br />From our delegate surveys:<br />-Helps practice networking<br />-Peers encourage and energise<br />Delegates’ Verdict: <br />Essential to becoming an entrepreneur<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />“FEWSion”<br />Delegates’ Verdict: <br />Good process but too constrained<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Speeches from EO<br />From our delegate surveys:<br />-The younger the better<br />-Gender mix is very important<br />Delegates’ Verdict: <br />More effective than every other activity<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Sustaining Events<br />-Your support is essential<br /> -Advice<br /> -Funding<br /> -Encouragement<br />-ASES has held international events for 10 years<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Empower your Students<br />Find the “keen-beans”<br />Coach these students in project management<br />Get an ASES chapter<br />Suggest an event to run<br />Support and sustain<br />$$$ + Time + a ‘BAB’<br />
  12. 12. More Information?<br />Mark Tayar<br /><br /><br />