Tracks & Topics

TRACK DEFINITIONS

 

TRACK 1: Entrepreneurship Across Campus

  • Curriculum, course offerings, and programs in non-traditional areas (outside the business school and engineering school)
  • New degree programs, including interdisciplinary
  • Innovative new teaching and experiential learning approaches
  • Novel co-curricular programming (incubators, competitions, makerspaces, etc.)
  • Best practices in supporting student startups
  • The role of the Center in cultivating scholarly research
  • Center collaboration with technology transfer offices
 

TRACK 2: Center Structure, Funding and Operation

  • New revenue/resource/funding models and sources
  • Center structures and models
  • Marketing approaches for Centers and programs
  • Managing relationships with other units on campus
  • Creative ways to discover advocates and launch partnerships
 

TRACK 3: Center Outreach & Community Impact

  • Center’s role in economic development
  • Supporting entrepreneurs in the community
  • Involving entrepreneurs in courses and programs
  • Engaging the university with the community
  • Collaborations with key stakeholders and leaders across local, regional, and national ecosystems
 

TRACK 4: Global Collaboration

  • Novel curriculum, course offerings, programs and experiential learning offered by universities and organizations outside the U.S.
  • Fostering international partnerships
  • Funding or support from international sources
 

TRACK 5: Social Entrepreneurship

  • Curriculum and programs surrounding social entrepreneurship
  • Supporting social ventures
  • Incorporating social responsibility into entrepreneurship and business courses and programs
 

TRACK 6: Supporting Unconventional Entrepreneurs

  • Curriculum and programs designed for unique social segments such as women entrepreneurs, K-12, veterans, ex-convicts, disabled entrepreneurs, etc.
 

TRACK 7: Pivot Moments

  • Challenges that Centers face and how they were overcome
  • Personal career path stories
  • Culture clash
  • Outright failures and adjustments made to become successful
GREAT DEBATES

Rochester will continue the Great Debate sessions, launched by the University of Florida in 2015.

SHOULD CENTERS BE CONTROLLED CENTRALLY?
View the session.

IS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORTH IT?
View the session.

 
SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

The 60-second elevator pitches will occur before and after the Great Debates.