Category Archives: academic

Entrepeneurship milestone in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkwha

ShareTweet I was really privileged to help evaluate a new business planning competition at Bannu University of Science and Technology last week.  15 students took part, presenting some exciting new ideas for businesses that would benefit their region – many … Continue reading

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Paper Development Workshop: The future of Research in Entrepreneurship Education

ShareTweet Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th  2016 in Aarhus, Denmark. Please download the full invitation here: http://tinyurl.com/2016pdw-invite Deadline for registration and abstract is October 1st 2016. Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/2016pdw WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Receive constructive feedback from senior scholars within … Continue reading

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Enter the Dragons…

ShareTweet It doesn’t seem like two minutes since Young Enterprise tee’d off at the Golf Club in Palmerston North.  This week, it’s the turn of the Dragons to have a look at some of those ideas that the students have … Continue reading

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Keeping busy in rural New Zealand

ShareTweet Loving the regional development side of things.  As part of being appointed to Palmy’s Digital Leaders Forum, took  a look around the region at Whanganui’s link with the Intelligent Communities Forum, leading economist Shaumabil Eaqub on the panel good value … Continue reading

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Maori Academy of Science launch

ShareTweet Puhoro is about community and industry collaboration that recognises wider family networks (whanau) as key drivers of success for aspirant Maori technologists, scientists and engineers.  Great to see so many enthusiastic faces at the Maori Academy of Science launch … Continue reading

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Young Enterprise Scheme – Final awards, Creating futures (2)

ShareTweet Not long ago, I went to the regional awards for the Young Enterprise Scheme.  so exciting to be there for the finals in Wellington this week.  Gone are the days when YE students set up tiny  businesses based on crafts … Continue reading

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ANZAM 2015

ShareTweet Good to see colleagues old and new at the ANZAM conference last week.  Presented with new colleague Michael Breum Ramsgaard on learning in early stage food ventures in Denmark and New Zealand.  That as the first time I had met … Continue reading

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Young Enterprise Scheme: Creating futures

ShareTweet It was great to see so many keen and able students being rewarded for their work on New Zealand’s Young Enterprise Scheme on Thursday evening last week.  The Award ceremony for Palmerston North and the surrounding region took place in … Continue reading

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Employability, or creating futures?

ShareTweet Employability is an important concept for aspirant students, as they face a challenging job market and have to manage student loans. Too often, discussions around employability become rather reductive, focussing on quantitative measures at the expense of the bigger … Continue reading

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A matter of trust: new research – help needed

ShareTweet New Research on trust in early stage ventures – in collaboration with Dr Melanie Ashleigh from University of Southampton, UK. The concept of trust is a vital ingredient that contributes to new venture success and yet little or no … Continue reading

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