Author Archives: Nardo de Vries

New research report: The contributions of different types of entrepreneurs to various forms of value creation

In this new report by Panteia the contribution of different types of entrepreneurs to economic and societal value creation in the Netherlands is investigated. The report uses theoretical literature about the different roles entrepreneurs play in economy and society, as well as empirical literature to establish the contributions of different types of entrepreneurs to different types of value creation. Finally,

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DARE update: lancering ‘De Staat van het MKB’, onder toeziend oog van Koningin Máxima

Hare Majesteit Koningin Máxima is maandagmiddag 23 november aanwezig bij de lancering van ‘De Staat van het MKB’ in de Malietoren in Den Haag. Met dit nieuwe onafhankelijke platform willen overheid, bedrijfsleven en kennisinstellingen de in Nederland beschikbare kennis over het midden- en kleinbedrijf verbeteren. Naast een platform is De Staat van het MKB ook een samenwerkingsverband. Op 23 november

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DARE seminar on knowledge triangle between Education, Research and Entrepreneurship

Suppose that we needed to plea for more funding for entrepreneurship education, how would we pitch the (assumed) benefits of these endeavors for economic prosperity? In other words, what are the effects of our efforts to promote entrepreneurship through education programs? Key questions that were addressed during the 8th DARE research seminar in Utrecht, co-organized with Utrecht School of Economics and ECSB. Our main conclusion

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Innovate Faster! Join the How To Get There summit and Get In The Ring

How to Get There Summit (htgt.nl) Join innovation leaders and meet 200+ promising Dutch startups during the How To Get There Summit on 19 November in the Rotterdam Science Tower organized by the Erasmus Centre For Entrepreneurship (ECE). With this summit, StartupDelta aims to bring the worlds of corporate innovators, startups and innovation hubs closer in order to innovate faster together.

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Call for participation in international research project: inspiration and self-awareness in entrepreneurship education

The hypothesis that participation in an entrepreneurship course actually leads to higher ánd lower scores on entrepreneurial intentions via self-awareness (and that this is a positive thing), is a new approach. The study is also innovative in its focus on inspiration and its use of a multi-item construct from the area of psychology to measure this. Furthermore, it is the

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Entrepreneurial ecosystems: basis voor duurzame groei?

Tweedaagse Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy, Utrecht, 25-26 augustus 2015 Ondernemerschap, vastgoed, financiers, arbeidsmarkt: vaak zijn het losse onderdelen in economisch beleid. In een ecosysteembenadering zijn die onderdelen juist op elkaar afgestemd. De ecosysteembenadering wint terrein maar roept ook vragen op. Die worden geadresseerd op 25-26 augustus 2015 tijdens de eerste Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy. De Academy vindt plaats in Utrecht, bij het

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Just published: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Policy: A Sympathetic Critique

Erik Stam Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht, The Netherlands ABSTRACT Regional policies for entrepreneurship are currently going through a transition from increasing the quantity of entrepreneurship to increasing the quality of entrepreneurship. The next step will be the transition from entrepreneurship policy towards policy for an entrepreneurial economy. The entrepreneurial ecosystem approach has been heralded as a

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EMPOWERING STUDENT-ENTREPRENEURS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMBINE ACADEMICS AND RUNNING A BUSINESS

Entrepreneurship among students is on the rise and more and more ambitious student entrepreneurs are discovering that successfully combining studies and running a business can prove challenging. Student entrepreneurs either spend less time on their startup or study resultingin dropouts or bankruptcy. While Steve Jobs (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Dutch Pieter Zwart (Coolblue) have been highly successful despite dropping

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