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A New Model to Catalyze a Movement of High-Growth Entrepreneurs

A New Model to Catalyze a Movement of High-Growth Entrepreneurs

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Bo Fishback, Vice President, Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, describes the intent of Kauffman Laboratories to build a comprehensive set of programs offering everything that emerging scale entrepreneurs may need to form a company.
Bo Fishback, Vice President, Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, describes the intent of Kauffman Laboratories to build a comprehensive set of programs offering everything that emerging scale entrepreneurs may need to form a company.

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Published by: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation on Mar 13, 2009
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KAUFFMAN Thoughtbook
 
2009
E x c E r p t f r o m
Fourth in an ongoing series, the
Kauffman Thoughtbook 2009 
captures what we arethinking, learning, and discovering about education, entrepreneurship, and advancinginnovation. This collection of more than forty essays is written by the talented KauffmanFoundation associates, partners, and experts who are pursuing the principles and visionset by our founder, Ewing Kauffman.REQUEST YOUR COMPLIMENTARY COPY AT
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©2008 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. All rights reserved.
 
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a new model to Ctlyze  moveeto High-Growth Etrepreers:
K Lbortories or
Enterprise Creation
Bo FIShBaCK
Vic Prsidnt, entrprnursip, ewing mrin Kuffn Fundtin
The rt o orlly techig d ssistig etrepreers hs coe  logwy sice the rst corses i etrepreership were oered, t  hdl o aeric iversities, i the yers ter World Wr II.Tody y iversitieshve ll-fedged cdeic progrs pls co-crriclr spport ctios. Btthe stte o the rt is still evolvig, d the K odtio is tteptig tobrig it to  higher level with  ew iititive clled K Lbortories or
Enterprise Creation
.now i its erly plig stges, the iititive is trgeted to potetil scleetrepreers: those who hve iovtive techologies or ew bsiess idestht cold be the seeds or high-growth, brekthrogh copies. Vetres o this type re clerly vlble; they grow the ecooy d reshpe or lives orthe better. uorttely, they lso re the hrdest to strt sccesslly, eve orsesoed etrepreers. Lerig d deliverig wht will give rst-tie odersthe best chce t sccess is trly oe o the gret rotiers o the eld.K Lbs is  idepedet, ot-or-prot project ied t cretig  ewkid o progr or this tsk. There re lredy  ber o excellet odelsto bild o, t iversities d elsewhere. Prt o the iititive will ths ivolve
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Kauffman Thoughtbook 2009
. ©2008 by the Ewig mrio K odtio. all rights reserved.
 
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drwig po “the best o the best” eleets o these odels d cobiigthe i ew wys. We lso will develop d test origil progr ides, drwigro the odtio’s log experiece i stdyig, dig, d deliverigetrepreership edctio progrs.Overll, the itet is to bild  coprehesive set o progrs oerig everythigtht eergig scle etrepreers y eed to or  copy—ro edctioi the bsics o etrepreership tossistce with reig  ide, risigcpitl, recritig st d dvisors, dgerig p or opertios d rketig.With this visio i id, we hvedeveloped soe bsic cocepts to gideprogr desig or K Lbs. myexperts iside d otside the odtiohve helped s rrive t the cocepts, d oe perso hs explied the derlyigrtiole i  ost pt wy. He is Proessor Willi Gree o the uiversity o mii,who ges or relted K Cpses iititive d who chired or pelo etrepreership crricl i higher edctio. (See Gree’s essy o pge 111.)mkig msicGree otes tht etrepreership, like y other elds, is ot bot lerigor sterig “sbject tter” tht exists exterl to the eld. Etrepreership, hehs writte, “geertes, rther th discovers or ecoters, its sbject tter . . .It cretes wht it stdies.” He copres it to sic, which “cot be solely sel-reeretil”—sic st be diece-wre, jst s etrepreers st be rket-wre—bt oetheless is rooted i prctice, so tht edctio hs to be “botthe prctitioer” d groded i the prctitioer’s ilie.
- a new model to Ctlyze  moveet o High-Growth Etrepreers -
usig the sic logy,yo cold sy it willbe  “coservtory” o etrepreership, withedctio i the cotexto perorce dprodctio.

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