Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Education Think Tank

Sep 10, 2014

The Dell Think Tank program brings together industry leaders who are particularly vocal in social media to discuss trending topics impacted by technology. The goal is to create an open and honest forum that fosters collaboration and reveals unique community needs and opportunities for technology to play a larger role. In this round-table-style session you will interact with 12-15 industry peers, entrepreneurs, students and other thought leaders as panelists as well as an in-person and virtual audience members.

An entrepreneur can be defined as an individual who takes initiative and risk in order to pursue a dream. Participants will explore the connection between entrepreneurship and education. Through the use of discussion and real-life examples, participants will collaborate together in order to determine how to further promote a relationship between these two ideas, how to better incorporate them, and ultimately, how to change education through the use of them.

Potential Discussion Questions

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?

How has entrepreneurship factored into your educational experience?

Can entrepreneurship be taught in a traditional classroom setting?

How would you like to see the world brought into school to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit within students?

How can educators, policymakers, community members, foundations, and corporations work together to instill the entrepreneurial spirit within the educational experience?

What are practical next steps for re-framing the current connotation around education and entrepreneurship? If that is not necessary then how can we make the tie between the two stronger?


8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am – Introductions and welcome

9:30 – 10:30 am – Education and Entrepreneurship

10:30 – 11:30 am - Innovation in Education

11:30 – noon – Closing Remarks

Noon – 1 pm - Lunch

The #DellVenue is a pop-up experience and communal workspace open August 25th through October 2nd. It is a celebration of the evolving workplace – a space for people to come together, share ideas, collaborate and create. This year Dell is looking back at 30 years of technology and innovation and the #DellVenue provides the perfect backdrop to spark the conversations that will propel us forward.

We look forward to seeing you at the #DellVenue. Please register now.

Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Education Think Tank

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