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From Idea to Implementation: How Universities Can Foster Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Claude Grunitzky

Founder
Trace & TRUE Africa

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Erdin Beshimov

Founder & Director, MIT Bootcamps
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bahia El Oddi Harvard Business School Graduate

Founder
TRUE Africa University

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Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar

Associate Director, J-WEL Higher Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Universities want their communities to innovate, creating start-ups and implementing fresh ideas. Many university leaders wonder if their universities should form new centers, hire entrepreneurship experts, or devise a new curriculum. But what can universities actually do to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among their students? In this webinar, Claude Grunitzky, MIT alum, entrepreneur, and founder of TRACE and TRUE Africa, discusses several case studies from MIT that provide lessons that can be applied to other universities and contexts outside of the United States. This webinar is moderated by Erdin Beshimov, Founder and Director of MIT Bootcamps, intense week-long new ventures leadership programs that challenge participants to develop a sustainable new venture in a week.

Intended learning outcome: Obtain a detailed picture of the role that MIT had in the startup journeys of two successful entrepreneurs. 

Intended audience: University leaders, faculty, and staff interested in entrepreneurship in higher education settings

Topics: Case Studies Innovation/Entrepreneurship Education

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