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EPICentre to host University of Windsor Golden Jubilee Distinguished Speaker Series on April 21

Enhancing the Educational Experience through Entrepreneurship

Guest speaker Matthew Gibson, Director of Educational Programs with the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan, will be on campus for the University of Windsor Golden Jubilee Distinguished Speaker Series on April 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at EPICentre. He will be speaking about enhancing the educational experience for students through entrepreneurship programming.

For the past 10 years, the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan’s (U-M) College of Engineering has worked to immerse students in entrepreneurship culture. These initiatives have supported the development of a university-wide entrepreneurship program and trained thousands of students. In the development of a portfolio of educational programs both curricular and co-curricular, several questions often arise. Which types of programming effectively develop entrepreneurial skill sets and mindsets?  What approaches work for engaging students with the appropriate programming? How do entrepreneurship programs fit within the educational experiences of students and at what scale?

The University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship has created a framework and practice that combine venture development and skill-based learning within an academic setting. Students learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset through applied business models, real customer discovery, early first customer sales, revenue generation, venture creation, and immersion within entrepreneurial ecosystems. These hands-on approaches help students get outside the classroom to learn through experience and develop critical skills that can be applied as they pursue their next steps beyond the university.

This event will be taking place on April 21st at EPIC Innovation, located on the 2nd floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre on the University of Windsor campus.

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