Presented by: Dimo Dimov, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Bath
Universities and Business Schools can play a central role in improving the art and skills of entrepreneurship. This seminar will focus on the intersection between entrepreneurship, business schools and universities in terms of (1) teaching, (2) supporting, managing and facilitating and (3) researching entrepreneurship.
It will discuss a framework for thinking about and engaging with entrepreneurship as a future-oriented design effort. At its core is the intentional space of action (opportunity) as a holistic triangle of person, venture concept, and theory of change, connected by the iterative activities of framing, modelling, and performing.
Professor Dimo Dimov.
Dimo Dimov is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bath. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights and has been recognised as one of the top 100 professors of entrepreneurship worldwide. He was also on the faculty at Newcastle University (UK), University of Connecticut (USA), and IE Business School (Spain). Prior to entering academia, he was finance director with Marriott International, overseeing two hospitality businesses in Budapest, Hungary.
Prof Dimov’s research focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, process, and practice. It aims to help enable, accelerate, and fund entrepreneurial efforts, from initial idea to viable venture, in independent, corporate, and social settings. He teaches entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and venture capital, and also works with both start-ups and established companies to facilitate the development of mindset and structures for innovative performance.
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