I frequently get asked the question, “Can entrepreneurship be taught?” or its sibling, “How do you teach entrepreneurship?” The latter one is often tinged with a bit of cynicism, especially from very seasoned entrepreneurs.
Frankly, even after teaching the subject for the past 10 years, my answer to either question remains, “I don’t really know.”
But I have been convinced that entrepreneurship can be learned. Read more
I’m pleased to announce that I’m embarking on a new journey. Although I’ll continue teaching for DePaul’s entrepreneurship program, I’m stepping down this month from the Coleman Center to pursue an exciting new venture. With two additional co-founders, we’re going to launch a…
Sorry, folks, not just yet.
Seriously, I can’t wait to share details of our project in the coming months but there are some hints in this blog post by Jeff Carter, co-founder of Hyde Park Angels. What I can tell you is that we have a pretty cool team, an increasingly validated opportunity, and some key initial resources.
For now, I need to say thank you to those who made my work with the Coleman Center so enjoyable and fulfilling over the past eight years. I had the privilege of helping build one of the first collegiate entrepreneurship centers in Chicago and your involvement – as students, volunteers, mentors, speakers, interns, investors, donors, and ambassadors - was instrumental.
As I move on, I’m sure I’ll cross paths with many of you, hopefully at events and gatherings in Chicago’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community. Please stay connected and keep me abreast of your own developments. And, as always, if there’s anything I can do to help you, feel free to reach out.