How Less Can Be More: Simplicity and Complexity in Product Design

Apple has become the standard bearer for products that are both technologically complex and simple to use.  The Apple TV remote has two buttons and a ring, whereas the typical cable remote has Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Chris Meyer and Scott Newbert

When Do Scientists Commercialize Their Inventions? Insights From the Theory of Planned Behavior

What would you like to see in the future? Some common answers to this question might include a cure for cancer or other chronic diseases, or technologies that can help feed the world in ways that are Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Lisa Auster-Gussman and Daniel Forbes

STEM Students and Faculty Can Gain Entrepreneurial Thinking and Skills

The University of Minnesota MIN-Corps is one of about 100 sites of the National Science Foundation National Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which began with great fanfare in 2011 (1) . The Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Carla Pavone

Teaching Students to Design and Commercialize New Products: A Journey in its Third Decade

Entrepreneurship education takes a variety of forms. In recent years, many colleges and universities have shown an interest in educational experiences that are both “cross-campus” and Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Daniel Forbes

How Strategy and Industry Should Shape Your Choice of Co-Founders

Entrepreneurs who want to turn a great idea into a thriving business inevitably need a team that can make it happen. What increases their odds of a successful venture: hiring mainly technical experts Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Charles Eesley , Edward Roberts and David Hsu

For the Best Customer Data, Look Beyond the Market

Seed stage entrepreneurs must grapple with how they will scale their businesses. While this process includes many steps, discovering the proper product/market fit for the business is critical early Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Jon Eckhardt

Conflict of Interest Policies Can Stifle Students and Innovation

In the private sector, collaboration between the people who develop and commercialize new technologies is essential to a successful new venture.  But in the college setting, Conflict of Interest Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Liz Christenbury

How Can We Define 'Innovation'?

Innovation is a kind of Holy Grail in the world today. Companies strive for it, consumers often reward it, and policy-makers say we need more of it. But many people still find themselves asking, Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Daniel Forbes

A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich

More than 20 years ago, Steven Aldrich showed the Mosaic Browser to his father, noted entrepreneurship professor Howard Aldrich.  It was a time when Steven was imagining a future in helping Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Howard E. Aldrich

Minefield or Opportunity: How to Work Constructively with Universities

Universities can offer just what entrepreneurs need to build a great technology business: scientists, engineers, and researchers in a variety of fields. For those who know how to navigate the tech Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Kathleen Allen