Many of you will be familiar with Brian Mathews (he’s the guy who wrote the white paper that helped inspire this whole Startup Library thing). Here’s an interview he did for Education Futures. The themes are similar, but it is still worth a listen. Thanks Karen for the tip…!
We had over 45 participants in Workshop 01. During the session we played with puzzles, made a “quilt,” learned a little bit about the entrepreneurial approach, and brainstormed problems. Thanks to Robin Bergart, the full version of this post features a number of pictures from the afternoon. You know you want to see’em. And yes, […]
The Startup Library is such a good time that we even have door prizes. What do people who work in libraries love? Books. Period. Here are the first four books we gave away: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, Flow, The Opposable Mind and Just Start. Why these books? Well, here’s the story…
After workshop 01 it’s time for participants to think about their first 60-second pitch. A good pitch will: explain the problem propose an interesting solution communicate the competence of the speaker attract collaborators That minute goes by quickly, so here’s some advice from the experts:
Maybe entrepreneurship seems too “businessy” to you. After all, do entrepreneurship and education really mix? In some ways, The Startup Library is designed to explore this very question. Can we take the principles behind “build, measure, learn” and apply them in our institutional contexts (especially for such a notoriously traditional profession). You might be pleased […]
I recently came across this video from the Kaufmann Foundation (the organization behind The Startup Weekend events) that describes entrepreneurs as people who “scratch their own itch.” This colourful description matches many of the entrepreneurs I know. There is a certain level of impatience that comes with the territory (along with some old-fashioned stubbornness!). The […]
I always thought that the hardest part about the whole start up thing was coming up with an original idea. How does one actually think up something new? What’s the inspiration behind really great ideas? Do some people have a knack for it while others are completely clueless? And then I came across Paul Graham’s […]