Presentation on theme: "Releasing the Entrepreneur Within"— Presentation transcript:
1Releasing the Entrepreneur Within John ThompsonRoger M Bale Professor of EntrepreneurshipHuddersfield University Business SchoolHEA Enterprise & Employability Workshop31 January 2007
2My Questions for TodayWhat do we mean by enterprise and entrepreneurshipHow do we develop and support each of themWhat do we make available to whom?Do we need to identify students with entrepreneurial potential?If so, how?And then what do we do?
3Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Having ideas and doing something about them – a way of behavingEntrepreneurshipInterest in start-up and self-employment
4Enterprise & Entrepreneurship In the CurriculumAdjunct to the Curriculum
5‘Enterprise’ Workshops Identified as having potential Entrepreneurship‘Prepare for’One - to - oneMentoringetc.‘Enterprise’ Workshops‘Teach about’Enterprise &entrepreneurshipmodulesAll StudentsIdentified as having potential
6Developing New Businesses The three inter-twined transformations:The idea into a productThe ‘entrepreneur-in-waiting’ into a ‘competent practitioner’The ‘spare bedroom’ into an organisation
13Discussion QuestionsDo we want to select students and offer them distinctive/customised supportIf so, how? And what are we going to look for?Do we want to provide a comprehensive enabling packaging – with advice, coaching and mentoring?How do we engineer an effective match between would-be entrepreneur and enabler?
14Key references Focus on the Entrepreneur - Achieve your PotentialBill Bolton &John ThompsonThomson Learning2002Enabling Entrepreneurs – Maximising Effectiveness in Advising, Coaching, Mentoring and Incubating New BusinessesJohn ThompsonUniversity of Huddersfield/UK Business Incubation2006