Creating Startup Universities

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  1. scholarships

    providing more scholarship to low income students.

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  2. Venture Capital Student Run Funds

    Experiential learning is key. Innovation, entrepreneurship and Venture Capital/Angel Investing cannot be taught solely out of a text book. There has to be opportunities for students outside of the classroom to supplement this learning. For example, Dakota Venture Group, a University of North Dakota student run venture capital investment fund, was the first solely student run fund in the United States. Dakota Venture Group provides students the opportunity to conduct due diligence, make final investment decisions, manage the portfolio, and negotiate the deal terms.

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  3. University of Pheonix campus in Jersey city Nj

    The university had a marketing campaign advertise on a high profile radio station and the theme was: launch your business. An entrepreneur Workshop to get the tools to bring your ideas to life. This was a free informative workshop where participant hear from six panelists, get tips on starting your own business and network with like-minded go-getters. What stroked me in that event was that many participating came from under served communities because of the market segment they targeted. They were able to interact with the panelist whom are faculty members and indirectly inspire us all to want to join…

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  4. Pennsylvania State University I-99 Corridor Region

    Pennsylvania State University I-99 Corridor Region has received funding from the NSF Partnership for Innovation program and the Commonwealth to leverage Penn State research and education strengths for job creation in nearby counties of Bedford, Blair, and Centre.

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  5. Promote Faculty innovation

    Universities can encourage faculty innovation in several ways. Firstly, they can count relevant patents and IP towards tenure. Secondly, they can give professors “entrepreneurial leave” to commercialize their discoveries.

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  6. Technology Transfer Template

    Universities should follow the lead of MIT and Stanford, adopting a technology transfer template that simplifies licensing so that new technologies can reach the market benefiting universities and the general economy

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  7. Innov8 Lafayette

    University of Louisiana—Lafayette hosts the Innov8 Lafayette program. This eight day, community-wide program includes specific activities centered on the importance of innovation. Some activities are focused on the environment, entrepreneurship, and the arts.

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About Startup-U


Startup-U is nationwide initiative of 150+ colleges and universities committed to promoting entrepreneurship. On this website you can:

(1) share the best practices your university uses to promote entrepreneurship on campus
(2) share pro-innovation ideas you'd like universities to implement

Feel free to submit ideas, comment and vote for the ideas you like!


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