The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Entrepreneurship

RBEL Recap: Senior Policy Lecturer Charles Wheelan '88 speaks about his transformation into a journalist

This event was sponsored by the Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (RBEL), a student discussion group that meets every Wednesday evening. For more information, click here.

Improve Dartmouth - A New Website to Create Positive Change at Dartmouth

Photo by Eli Burakian ’00

To view the Improve Dartmouth website, click here (Dartmouth NetID required). 

At Dartmouth, there’s no shortage of critical, passionate people with terrific ideas about how to make this community the best that it can be. However, there is a lack of implementation simply due to the turnover of students in organizations each term. Dartmouth Roots, the student-run organization behind Improve Dartmouth, is structured specifically to implement actionable ideas that require continuity of leadership and prolonged oversight. 

Startup Experience: Using Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Solve Social Problems #SocEnt

Henrik Scheel, founder of the Startup Experience Inc., brought the sun from California earlier this month, enlightening the Dartmouth College community with his workshop — How Might We Improve Lives Through Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship?

The Startup Experience re-defines design thinking and entrepreneurship. It inspires people to search for the most effective business that will ultimately improve an issue in the world, such as poverty.

And so the Dartmouth College community, composed of students, faculty, residents, and staff, participated in a two day workshop filled with several insights from experts that inspired and motivated groups to create a new business. Three of the groups that actually won prizes for having an exceptional idea for a new business were: Motivation Imagination, FairWorks, and Switch Green.

Q&A with Henrik Scheel, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Startup Experience

Henrik Scheel, the founder of the Startup Experience Inc., seeks to instill a sense of responsibility in people to improve the broader world through entrepreneurship. Scheel believes that design thinking is valuable tool in finding and/or creating opportunities that can improve social well-being through human-centered business solutions. Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom.  After working in innovation management, he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in today’s school system.

Henrik Scheel: "How Might We Discover Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Social Good?" on Thursday, Aug 1 at 5PM @ecovator

Aligned with Dartmouth College’s own mission, Henrik Scheel, founder of the Startup Experience Inc., seeks to instill a sense of responsibility in people to improve the broader world through entrepreneurship. Scheel believes that design thinking is valuable tool in finding and/or creating opportunities that can improve social well-being through human-centered business solutions. 
Henrik Scheel is a Danish serial entrepreneur currently living in San Francisco where he focuses on startup projects in entrepreneurship education and telecom. While still an engineering student, Henrik founded two companies in IT and Design Thinking. He then worked with the Global Research team at Vestas Wind Systems and became specialized in strategy development and Innovation Management. In 2010 he moved to Silicon Valley where he founded Startup Experience Inc. Through Startup Experience he has formed partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporate non-profits in 15+ countries and is striving to transform entrepreneurship education in today’s school system. 

RBEL Students Discuss Leadership Organizational Strategies with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Who thought that a chamber orchestra could be the model for a successful business organization? The Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (RBEL) Student Discussion Group was proud to invite members of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a lunch discussion regarding the similarities between leadership in an orchestra and leadership in any business organization.

RBEL: Dartmouth Develops

The U.S. economy has had its share of ups and downs. Luckily, there is a solid group of entrepreneurs that use their aspirations and innovations to provide a reviving spark. They take the initiative to address business problems and fill certain niches with stronger enterprises. The Rockefeller Center is pleased to be welcoming back some of Dartmouth’s own alumni entrepreneurs who have shown that with a creative idea and a motivated work ethic, business ventures can succeed. They will speak to how Dartmouth helped them develop as entrepreneurs and how they have developed successful businesses of their own.
Panelists will include:

  • Bill Bender '78, Founder, SolaFlect Energy
  • Steven Reinitz '09, Co-founder, B.B.R. Medical Innovations, Inc.
  • Nick Taranto '06, Co-founder, Plated.com

Dartmouth’s George Philipose '15, RBEL Student Discussion Group Leader, will be the moderator. This event is planned and hosted by Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (RBEL) Student Discussion Group.

Please join us for the Dartmouth Develops panel at Rockefeller 001 at 4:30 pm, April 18, 2013.

RBEL Host Prof. Punam Keller

Read a student's account of a recent session of Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leaders, one of our student-led groups.

"Entrepreneurship and the Future of the Global Economy" - Talk by Carl Schramm on April 19th at 5:15 PM

The American Dream, which our nation covets so dearly, depends on two core values: capitalism and entrepreneurship. These fundamental American ideals give any person with a creative idea and a motivated work ethic the avenue to succeed.
 

 

Carl Schramm is recognized as the leading authority on entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth. Dr. Schramm will share his expertise in entrepreneurship, as well as delve into the new opportunities arising through the future evolution of the global economy.

Reinventing the University

On Monday, October 4, Sadhana Hall, the Center's Deputy Director, and I attended a fascinating conference sponsored by the New England Board of Higher Education and hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The subject of the conference was "Reinventing the University: New Models & Innovations for 21st Century Realities." You can find the program and some of the slides from the presentations here.

The common theme of the sessions was that in order to educate the future workforce to be as productive as possible, all educational institutions are going to have find ways to become more productive -- to educate more students and to educate them better, all without the promise of additional resources.

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