Entrepreneurial Activities at PSU. Feb 9 th , 2010. Kaufman Foundation.
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Feb 9th, 2010
We recognize that university environments are natural breeding grounds for creativity, the exchange of ideas, and new ways of looking at and studying things. Colleges and universities have embraced entrepreneurship, making it the fastest-growing field of study on campus ….
Harris Interactive’s 2007 YouthPulseSM
Business and marketing plan development
Accounting setup and training – QuickBooks
Marketing analysis and strategy development
Human resource management
Pro Bono legal services
Loan readiness preparation
Delivery of Services:
Student Consulting Teams
Business Development WorkshopsBusiness Outreach Program
Using the power of entrepreneurial innovation to tackle social and environmental problems.
Customized support to:
= Increase likelihood of success
PSU’s Science & Technology Business Incubator / Accelerator
Founded in 2004
Served 42 technology startup companies
Working with 20 companies at a time
PSBA has a 84% success rate
100% of companies work with PSU
Help technology entrepreneurs become investor ready and fill their company’s gaps.
Provide an entrepreneurial community for resident entrepreneurs to share ideas and resources.
Connect entrepreneurs to business development coaching and advising & PSU faculty and students.
Co-founder & PSU Professor
Winner of Angel Oregon 2009
Jon Hofmeister, Founder & President Accelerator
PSBA / PSU support
The School of Business at Portland State University is leading an initiative to develop a world-class capability in entrepreneurship that provides the curriculum, mentoring, information, and network links that innovators – researchers, students, members of the community – need to launch their ideas and create successful companies. PSU’s Entrepreneurship Center will:
Strategic Initiative 1 Accelerator
Strategic Initiative 2
Strategic Initiative 3 (w/CGLS)
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
New Business Launch and Growth
open to community)
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(MBA core course)
Social Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
Market and TechnologyAssessment
Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (MBA Concentration)
Graduate Business Projects (MBA/MSFA/MIM)
Elevator Pitch Competition
Social Innovation Mentoring
Social Innovation Incubator (SI2)
“Graduation” to PSU Business Accelerator
Sustainable Regional Development
Graduates with an Entrepreneurial Mindset