Innovation in Global Entrepreneurship Education
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Innovation in Global Entrepreneurship Education

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Practice

Edited by Heidi M. Neck and Yipeng Liu

As entrepreneurship education grows across disciplines and permeates through various areas of university programs, this timely book offers an interdisciplinary, comparative and global perspective on best practices and new insights for the field. Through the theoretical lens of collaborative partnerships, it examines innovative practices of entrepreneurship education and advances understanding of the discipline.
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Chapter 19: Venture creation programs: what kinds of ventures do students create?

Roger Sørheim, Torgeir Aadland and Dag Håkon Haneberg


The purpose of the present chapter is to investigate which kinds of ventures students start, both in and from a venture creation program (VCP), as well as how their ventures perform and create value over time. This investigation is based on a unique dataset containing full annual financial records and complementary data for all new ventures started by students who graduated from a VCP in Norway between 2005 and 2017. Based on analysis of the extensive material, this chapter contributes rich insight on how student ventures contribute to venture creation from universities. The chapter shows how students and graduates who work on their own personal ideas and opportunities provide positive financial outcomes more quickly, while those who work on ideas and opportunities from external sources employ more people and are more likely to raise capital to fund longer development processes.

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