17 SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship
pilot-tested a 3D printing project with an entrepreneurship class, and we also are pilot testing how to
support additional entrepreneurship activities.
We provide support/services on an ongoing basis. Librarians often meet with students participating in
competitions that need company and/or marketing information. Librarians are also invited to meetings
for students interested in these competitions.
We’ve build both the Innovation @ the Edge and the Innovation @ the Hub to provide support services
for entrepreneurship, not to mention offering a liaison librarian in the school of business.
Answered Actively investigating N=5
New spaces are opening up for fall 2017. Planning is now happening for that space.
Our current efforts are not very active, but there has been some effort.
The iZone director was hired in December and is actively prototyping and exploring possible services,
and in the process of designing the space that will support them.
We are increasingly being asked to support these programs but don’t have the resources or staff.
We provide support/ services across schools and departments. We do not currently have a unified
(libraries-wide) approach to entrepreneurship support and goals. But a number of stakeholders are
interested in doing so.
Additional comment N=1
Our liaison librarians support various schools, departments, and populations (undergrads) but are not
specifically focused on entrepreneurship efforts within the schools.
ORGANIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES
3. Please identify the institutional units (e.g., faculties, schools, departments, centers, etc.) that offer
entrepreneurship activities as described in the introduction. N=57
As described in the introduction, the institutional unit is the university’s business school.
Asper School of Business, and the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship. To a lesser degree, the Tech
Transfer Office gives support to students, faculty, and staff “entrepreneurs.”
At Boston University (BU), the BuzzLab is the center for entrepreneurship programs and assistance
on campus for startup activities by students and alumni. Other services include venture funding and
legal assistance through the BU Law Clinic. Other entrepreneurship programs are offered through the
Questrom School of Business Executive Education Program’s Entrepreneurship Marketing & Finance
program and through the Entrepreneurship concentration in the MBA program.
Blackstone LaunchPad, based at Syracuse University Libraries. EBV (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for
Veterans) & EBV-F, offered by IVMF (Institute for Veterans and Military Families). Entrepreneurship
& Emerging Enterprises Department, at the Whitman School of Management. Syracuse Student
Sandbox. Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, offered by Whitman School of Management. Newhouse
Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship. Syracuse Center of Excellence. The ICE Box (Innovation,
Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship), offered by the School of Information Studies. Falcone Center
for Entrepreneurship Couri Hatchery, WISE (Women Ignited in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship), and
South Side Innovation Center offered by the Whitman School of Management. Invention Accelerator
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