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Caroline Vanevenhoven and Jeff Vanevenhoven

Teaching entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship skills, and entrepreneurial mindset has grown well past its historic home in the business school as recognition of the value extends across and beyond campus. Naturally, as the demand increases as departments and majors across campus adopt these courses. Due to the often individualistic nature of a career focused in a creative or arts discipline, administrators and arts educators see the value of including entrepreneurship concepts in their curricula. Our manuscript aims to survey recent literature on entrepreneurship education in the arts. We share common themes between arts and other disciplines, and include insights on the entrepreneurial mindset. We conclude with ideas on how to become a better teacher of entrepreneurship skills to fine arts students.

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Doan Winkel and Jeff Vanevenhoven

Entrepreneurship faculty have long debated the most impactful means to facilitate experiential learning. Lean methodology offers a powerful framework to actively engage students in learning entrepreneurship. Launched in 2012, a teaching lean experiment has been evolving at Illinois State University (ISU) via an undergraduate three-credit entrepreneurship course. This chapter walks you through ISU’s lean methodology course.

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Jeff Vanevenhoven, Josh Bendickson, Eric W. Liguori and Andrew Bunoza

The Technology Commercialization Academy is an intensive eight-week summer co-curricular program in which undergraduate students develop working commercialization plans based on patented technologies. This co-curricular program allows students to immerse themselves in a process that involves developing unique applications of licensed intellectual property. Students work hands-on with the inventors to understand the range of potential applications, then form teams to commercialize and launch the best ideas generated.