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Luke Pittaway to discuss creating spaces for entrepreneurship

 | Oct 15, 2019

Luke Pittaway to discuss creating spaces for entrepreneurship

Oct 15, 2019

Entrepreneurship is an essential part of our economy; 85% of new jobs are created by startups. And universities are leading the way.

Notable trends have included the expansion of entrepreneurship education across campuses. More recently, universities have made substantial investments to build new infrastructure to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The Co-Lab, located in Alden Library, opened in 2018 with the mission to enable and empower students to live and grow through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

In his Café Conversation, “Spaces for Entrepreneurship Education: A New Campus Arms Race?”, at 5 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 23th, in the Baker Center Front Room Coffeehouse, Pittaway, O’Bleness Professor of Management Systems, will discuss entrepreneurship education and infrastructure. During the café he will review case studies and consider the critical parameters that enable creativity and innovation in these university entrepreneurial education spaces.

The Café Conversation also may be viewed live or after the event here:

Café Conversations are part of Ohio University’s Café Series, Wednesdays at the Baker Center Front Room. The series provides a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty presenters, staff and the Athens community.

Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions can win a free t-shirt. The series is supported by the Ohio University Research Division and Sigma Xi.

Learn more! Watch the 1-minute Café Series video and view the schedule of fall semester speakers: