April 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new working groups initiated and led by Collaborative members with a desire to advance projects that will benefit our membership. Many thanks to all working group chairs for your leadership.

Teaching Within the Pandemic Context
This group will curate and share challenges and best practices in online entrepreneurship education given the sudden shift caused by COVID-19. Chair:  Ashraf Sheta (AUC)

Student Engagement
This group will explore new ways in which students at Collaborative member schools can engage with each other. Chair:  Sofhia Harbs (FACENS)

Visit the Collaborative Portal for details on all Working Groups.
Visit our new Events Calendar for upcoming programs, events and deadlines.
Webinar: Spotlight on SEMIS (TBS)
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
10:00 EDT (GMT-4)
TBS (France) will provide details about this year's  Collaborative Spotlight Award -winning  Entrepreneurial Initiations Seminar (SEMIS) . SEMIS is a 4-day intensive experiential learning program that annually brings 400-500 master’s degree students together with TBS administration and professors to identify creative solutions to internal challenges. Presenters:  Servane Delanoe-Gueguen  and  Michael Laviolette  
Webinar: Building a Post-Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
08:00 EDT (GMT-4)
FLAME University (India) will describe the creation and launch of their new one-year degree program. The degree provides students an international experience and understanding of markets to build global businesses. The curriculum requires students to "make/build/experiment" rather than just "listen and learn". Presenter:  Darshan Doshi
What Do You Need? What Can You Provide?

We are adding a new feature to the Collaborative Faculty & Staff Directory, to help help members with a particular request identify members who can offer assistance.

Examples of Requests: seeking co-author for article on open innovation; seeking visiting professorship; need help teaching importance of social media

Examples of Offers: experience embedding UN SDGs into curriculum; global mindset activity that works well online; open to creating student exchanges
Read responses to this week's WhatsApp Question of the Week for a preview of what members may offer.
Email Jamie if you are interested in joining our WhatsApp Community.
Members Discuss COVID-19

A new series called Collaborative Community Conversations was launched in March, with a focus on the challenges posed by COVID-19. Members shared updates from their institution and offered suggestions, solidarity, and inspiration.

Visit the Collaborative Portal to read more.
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