lun, 11 oct|
Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, Ca’ Dolfin
MIT’s Thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Implications for Education and Technology Transfer
Time & Location
11 oct 2021, 16:30 – 18:00 CEST
Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, Ca’ Dolfin, Dorsoduro 3825/e - 30123 (VE) - Ground floor
About the Event
Jean-Jacques Degroof is an entrepreneur and former academic of the MIT Sloan School of Management, still invited as academic expert to teach at various business schools in Europe.
Degroof has worked in financial services and venture investment, collaborating to launch and grow technology start-ups in both the United States and Europe. His portfolio includes several companies that are now quoted on stock-exchanges and others that were acquired by larger corporations. He is involved in entrepreneurship educationfor young founders and aspiring entrepreneurs.
In his lastest book "From the Basement to the Dome" (MIT Press, 2021) he describes how MIT, a world-famous university as a launching pad for entrepreneurs, has led to the creation of what is now a fertile ground for entrepreneurial ventures, by developing a culture of experimentation, problem-solving, and tolerance to failure. Degroof maps MIT's current entrepreneurial ecosystem of students, faculty, and researchers; considers the effectiveness of teaching entrepreneurship; and outlines ways that the MIT story could inspire conversations in other institutions about promoting entrepreneurship.