Scholarship in Action and the Syracuse Miracle
Edited by Bruce Kingma
Chapter 1: The Five Keys to Success in Academic Entrepreneurship
5 Table 1.1 Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Course Enrollments Undergraduate Before Enitiative 2007–8 2008–9 2009–10 1,767 3,854 4,845 5,222 Graduate 59 427 709 708 The entrepreneurship stimulus funding was given to faculty based on their application for grants of $1,000 to $50,000. Projects supported by Enitiative funding were evaluated by a distinguished National Board of Advisors, who examined the extent of community engagement, commitment to entrepreneurship, number of students involved, sustainability after grant funding was exhausted and matched funding. Grant funding provided support for implementation including curriculum development, travel, supplies, websites, technology and support for student ventures. In three years, 165 grants were given in the broad categories of entrepreneurship in technology; arts and culture; and neighborhoods. Nine major university and community initiatives in Scholarship in Action provided the foundation for these campus–community projects. The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Innovation provide support for projects in green entrepreneurship (www.syracusecoe.com). The Near West Side Initiative (saltdistrict.com), The South Side Innovation Center (whitman. syr.edu/eee/ssic) and South Side Initiative (ssio.syr.edu) are programs devoted to economic revitalization in Syracuse. Each provides a foundation for programs in neighborhood entrepreneurship. The Connective Corridor (connective corridor.syr.edu) is a geographic and collaborative connection between organizations in Syracuse and provides the foundation for projects in entrepreneurship in the arts and culture. The Syracuse Technology Garden (www. thetechgarden.com) is an incubator established by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce which became the foundation for projects in technology entrepreneurship. The...
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