A Model for Colleges to Develop the Future Generation of Entrepreneurs: The Inclusive Campus (E/SI)

May 6, 2019 | 13:45 - 14:45

Location: 225
Track: Entrepreneurial Approaches

Canadian colleges play a key economic role in encouraging new business creation. Academic program delivery has traditionally been the college’s role in equipping future entrepreneurs – emphasizing business skills. Student entrepreneurs acquire knowledge to support new ventures and graduate from the business or equivalent academic school. This model serves many student entrepreneurs well, but presents academic and accessibility challenges to students outside the business faculty and to students yet to declare or discover the right opportunity. Some of these challenges can be addressed through inclusive entrepreneurship.

The FastStart Durham College model focuses on experiences both within and outside the curriculum to reach a broader student audience. This workshop will describe DC’s ‘inclusive’ model, providing insights for participants to serve a less traditional market for student entrepreneurship.

The workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for participants to:

  • Assess their organization’s entrepreneurial inclusiveness based on specific domains and dimensions; and
  • Develop new strategies to encourage inclusiveness in entrepreneurship.

Session Speakers

Jay Fisher

Professor, Entrepreneurship

Durham College

Lindsey Jeremiah

Coordinator, Entrepreneurship

Durham College

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