Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
Helping individuals obtain the skills, technology and resources to build innovative businesses
Programs nurture entrepreneurial efforts
Entrepreneurship and innovation are core drivers of sustainable growth in a country. That’s why Intel, building on its heritage of innovation, collaborates with governments, educators, NGOs and industry to help build capacity in these areas. Intel’s entrepreneurship initiatives increase individual employability, drives innovation and accelerates economic growth with a focus on computing technology.
Two key programs that enhance entrepreneurship and innovation skills among young students, educators and communities are the Intel Youth Enterprise Program and the Intel Global Challenge.
Promoting Entrepreneurship via Global Competitions
The Intel Global Challenge, a collaboration with University of California Berkeley, promotes entrepreneurship around the world and showcases business opportunities that have the greatest potential for a positive impact on society through the deployment of innovative technologies. It is also an opportunity to access practical resources and gain exposure to venture capitalists, governments, NGOs, and universities.
Regional competitions enable hundreds of students to showcase their ideas and innovations. The winning entries from these Intel entrepreneurship programs and regional challenges then get to go to Berkeley for the final Intel Global Challenge event.
Developing ideation and innovation skills
The Intel Youth Enterprise Program focuses on developing ideation and innovation skills among students by giving them an opportunity to work on a real social challenge that will enhance the livelihood of underserved youth in their respective countries.
The program, aimed at the 16 to 30 age bracket, consists of an ideas framework that helps participants, first get an idea, second validate it, third develop it and the last stage, test it in a real world environment. A two-day Intel Ideation workshop provides participants with ideation and innovation skills training.
Intel also offers a self-paced course for young and high potential entrepreneurs called Entrepreneurship Basics. For course materials, contact Intel Higher Ed Customer Support. Include your name, email address and university name. In the subject line, please include “Entrepreneurship Basics”.
Providing entrepreneurial resources
Entrepreneurism is not always taught in-depth at universities nor understood by policy makers. So Intel has collaborated with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and other affiliates to develop curriculum. To enable professors to better teach entrepreneurism, the following resources are available:
- UC Berkeley entrepreneurship curriculum: These materials, developed by faculty at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, are intended for a full year academic program.
- Theories to Practice seminars and curriculum: This immersive workshop for individuals actively involved in entrepreneurship education is an attempt to jump start academic entrepreneurial programs at universities.
Venturing into the real world
Many of the students who participate in our entrepreneurship programs and contests go on to launch successful businesses based upon the technologies or products they’ve invented. The entrepreneurial concepts they’ve learned enable them to go on to become innovative leaders in their countries.
Read more stores about how Intel entrepreneurship contest winners have successfully ventured into the real world in the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase.
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