Entrepreneurship 101 Professor Deborah Streeter
What is an entrepreneur? A person who assumes the organization, management, and risks of a business enterprise – Columbia encyclopedia • As we will learn in this course, true entrepreneurship goes beyond this simple definition • What characteristics do you believe an entrepreneur should possess?
Born or Made? • Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. • Yet, research shows entrepreneurship courses can influence the decision to become an entrepreneur. • What do you think?
Conflicting perspectives • Donald Katz, CEO, Audible • Saeed Amidi, CEO, Plug & Play Technologies • Michael Simmons, Founder, Extreme Entrepreneurship Education
Risk Tolerance • Common belief – entrepreneurs love risk. • Is reality different? • Laura Colosi, COO, Thinkworks • Steve Bejamin, CEO, Benjamin Group => Entrepreneurs take calculated risks
What is YOUR risk profile? • Game on risk tolerance
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