The Virtual Enterprise (VE) program at the City University of New York (CUNY) gives students from a variety of educational levels and academic disciplines the opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a safe learning environment. Over the years, the VE program has expanded beyond traditional business programs into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, with support from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. In order to illustrate the evolution of this innovative entrepreneurship education simulation program, this chapter provides an overview of the main program components of a VE, its curricular adaptations within a STEM context, and an overview of useful resources to help support entrepreneurship education in STEM programs through the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise.
Christoph Winkler, Lendynette Pacheco-Jorge and Jarlyne Batista Monzon
This chapter presents an overview of the history, programs, successes, and structure of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Iona College under the leadership of Christoph Winkler.