Entrepreneurs in the Academy: the Role of Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education at Research Universities
Nearly twenty years ago, Dr. Tom Byers came to Stanford University with an audacious idea. He believed that entrepreneurship education ought to be a fundamental part of the curriculum for every student in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Moreover, he argued that rigorous scholarly research on the entrepreneurial process should be a fundamental part of the broader academic mission of a research university. To drive these ideas, he founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), and was joined a few years later by STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig.