Archive for category Academic Entrepreneur

Makerspaces Matter – Repost from the University of Victoria

The following article “Makerspaces Matter” was reposted from the website of the University of Victoria and was written by Tara Sharpe. here is the url: This article is substantially relevant to the mission and content of this blog, The Academic Entrepreneur, thus its chosen for reposting in order that a wider audience might benefit from […]

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University of Victoria: Strategic Research Plan in Progress

Universities play a key role in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our societies. Increasingly these institutions are playing a crucial role in regional economic development for they not only can create knowledge but breed innovation. The University of Victoria is the largest and highest ranking research university on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, […]

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Stiglitz Challenge to Higher Education in Scotland – Overview of Talk in Edinburgh

This blog article was published by The Bella Calendonia blog on the 30th of August, 2014.   Stiglitz enlightened challenge to Scottish Education BY BELLACALEDONIA on AUGUST 30, 2014 • ( 8 ) By Douglas Robertson Last week Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, set out the case for public, not private funding of tertiary education […]

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Co-Founders of Fanduel met at the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club

  Fanduel Co-Founders Met at the E-Club Serendipity always rewards the prepared -Katori Hall EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND  03 September 2014 – Fanduel, an Edinburgh-based company that raised a venture capital round of $70 million it was announced today, had its origins in the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) at the Business School at the University of Edinburgh. […]

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Step Change for Innovation in Scotland: How to Massively Increase the Supply of Venture Capital in Scotland

This talk was given recently by the Academic Entrepreneur at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh.   See:   Slides can be found here:   A video will be posted on YouTube and linked here as well, and photos published within the month.

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Brain Drain for Scottish Universities post-Independence: Solving the Research Funding Need

Today’s Guardian article “Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence: Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists in the event of a yes vote” warned of the loss of scientists and other researchers if Scotland leaves the union.  This would result in further brain drain, […]

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Canadian Universities and Startups: Infrastructure and Services at U Waterloo and Toronto

Recent article in the Globe and Mail “How Universities are Growing the Next Generation of Billion Dollar Startups“. I may or may not circle back around to comment on it.  A quick read and I didn’t find anything earth shattering or particularly unusual or interesting besides the standard. However, because of the Canadian aspect, I […]

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Research-based Hydrogen Tech Startup in the Capital of Florida is Born Global

Bing Energy is a research-based Hydrogen fuel startup in Tallahassee, the Florida State Capital, which is where Florida State University is located.  Currently there are about 10 employees in the new company including a few PhDs.  The firm was covered in Florida Trend magazine last week. The company was founded by immigrant academic entrepreneurs who […]

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Entrepreneurial University of the Year: Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland: Spinouts, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship

“An entrepreneurial spirit permeates our activity and our distinctiveness as an entrepreneurial university is rooted in our vision and strategy. By cultivating this spirit in our students, we are laying the foundations for future prosperity and nurturing future generations of leaders and successful businessmen and women. Entrepreneurship is one of the key parts of our […]

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Cornell University’s newly created position “Executive Director, New Venture Advancement”

This post may be of interest to others in terms of description. It was posted on HigherEdJobs on December 19th, 2013 and has since been filled.   ———————– Executive Director, New Venture Advancement  « Position Deleted on 1/03/2014» Institution: Cornell University Location: Ithaca, NY Category: Executive – Other Executive Posted: 12/19/2013 Type: Full Time This position […]

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