Universities: An Entrepreneur’s Ecosystem

Universities offer a thriving ecosystem that lends itself particularly well to entrepreneurship among students, faculty, and staff. My belief in the ability of the institution of higher education to foster entrepreneurship comes first hand from my experiences as a student entrepreneur at the University of Toronto, as well as my work with Young Inventors International, a non-profit organization that has taught hundreds of student entrepreneurs at universities across North America about innovation and bringing new products to market. Regardless of how directly supportive universities are of the commercialization of research, they offer access to a number of unique resources particularly helpful to budding entrepreneurs.

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