Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills for
Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship
LECTURE 1
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills for Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship
LECTURE 1
In this lecture, the emphasis is on the skills needed for the new enterprising society. The labour market in many countries is changing rapidly, and even well-educated people do not easily find an inspiring job. Therefore, it becomes necessary that young people get skills for setting up their business and working in a start-up. Aard Groen gives an overview of the skills needed to survive in this new entrepreneurial economy. A cornerstone for his analysis is the Lean Launchpad method for iterative innovation.
Who will teach you?
Rob Swartbol
Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia
Rob Swartbol is the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation in Moscow since 2019. He was previously appointed to embassies in, among others, Washington, Jakarta and Bratislava and was Director-General of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague.
He holds a master's degree in International Relations from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Aard Groen
University of Groningen's Centre for Entrepreneurship
Prof. dr. Aard Groen holds a full professor position on entrepreneurship and commercialisation at the University of Groningen, where he also holds the position of Dean entrepreneurship. Founder of University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship. Until beginning of 2020, Groen also held a full professor position on Innovative Entrepreneurship and in 2001 co-founded NIKOS Centre of Entrepreneurship at the University of Twente. He holds an honorary position at the Thapar University in India. Groen received his master in public administration at the University of Twente and his PhD in business administration at the University of Groningen. Dr. Groen is a leader in designing successful entrepreneurship accelerators and university entrepreneurship education programs, in the Netherlands, and internationally in countries such as Russia, India, China. His research focuses on knowledge intensive entrepreneurship in start-ups and existing ventures across a range of advanced technology sectors. His keynotes on university-industry collaboration, technology commercialisation, key competencies for entrepreneurship, and leveraging networks for business development are featured at international conferences and symposia. Prof. Groen teaches on innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and business development and is adviser to several startups and growing companies and in advice/selection committees for example for EIT-Manufacturing, NWO Netherlands Science Foundation. Dr. Groen has written extensively on developing start-up and enterprise, scale businesses by leveraging industrial and international networks. Please follow the link to see his publications, if interested. http://bit.ly/1jhj5Iq
Alexey Parabuchev
Moscow Agency of Innovations
Alexey Parabuchev is the CEO of Moscow Agency of Innovations. He started his career in innovation in 1999 as a lead specialist at Moscow Centre of Experiment and Innovation. He then joined Institute of Advancement Studies as a project manager and after that headed a lab at Institute for Innovation Strategies in General Education. He led projects at the Innovation Development Department of the Energy Forecasting Agency and also was headed Future Development Department, as well as the deputy CEO, and later the acting CEO of Innovation Development Center under the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow. He graduated from Rostov State University (cum laude) where he majored in Culturology. He also holds a master's degree from Central European University (CEU).