Entrepreneurs in Residence Sub-Network

The Global Business School Network, in partnership with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), is launching a new learning community of entrepreneurs in residence (EiR) programs. At any university, an EiR program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from and engage directly with local business entrepreneurs. EiR programs are a vital part of entrepreneurship education as they support teaching, encourage creation and sharing of best practices, and promote more opportunities for research. This new sub-network will work to amplify these benefits of EiR programs by expanding international peer to peer sharing, enhancing the effectiveness, and improving the impact of EiR programs. Through this community, schools with existing EiR programs will work together to publish monthly articles and create exchange opportunities within the network.

The EiR sub-network will also support schools at the beginning of their EiR journey. In partnership with GBSN, LUMS will be offering two different tracks to schools looking to begin or accelerate their EiR program. Detailed below, these two opportunities, along with support from other EiR programs will enable schools to get their EiR programs up and running to begin contributing to the larger sub-network of EiR programs. Being part of this learning community will provide them access to mentorship, resources, and best practices to help grow and maintain their EiR Program.

  • Expand international peer to peer sharing on how to develop and sustain an EiR program

  • Enhance the effectiveness of EiR programs through increased connections and access to more resources

  • Improve the impact of EiR programs on their schools and local communities

Looking to create an EiR?

Join to receive
  • Program Framework Model
  • Literature to establish a Network
  • Consultancy
  • Where possible LUMS will assign an existing international EiR to further support the client

Looking to grow your EiR?

Join to receive
  • Literature to establish a network
  • Academic Consultancy
  • Practitioner Consultancy

    Interested in Joining?

    Individuals who would like to learn more or join, click the button below to express your interest.

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    For any questions, please email Emma Martens, Network Coordinator at emartens@gbsn.org