The GBSN Global Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Program is a new collaborative effort with Lancaster University Management School. An initiative, built on the success of the initial pilot, is designed for graduate and undergraduate students and faculty to work closely with Entrepreneurs in Residence from different GBSN Member schools. The program is designed to help students and faculty improve communities through the research they do and the training programs they conduct.
GBSN Entrepreneurs in Residence have a wealth of experience in facilitating the development of innovative ideas, new venture development and advising innovators across industries. The Global EiR program aims to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, develop soft skills, and potentially take new ventures to market.
The long-term goal of this program is to cultivate a global pool of entrepreneurs that GBSN member schools students and faculty can engage with.
- Interact with startups internationally, experience their process and challenges
- Interact with different elements within the entrepreneurship ecosystem
- Explore entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities in respective regions and on a global scale
- Examine and analyze emerging online business models and digital marketing tools
Guest speaker executives and entrepreneurs from successful startups are invited to speak and answer questions about their inventions.
Comparative Analysis Presentations
All research will complement each other to give a full view of the industry’s challenges, opportunities, solutions and growth plan and to be presented in a final online event that will be open to the public.
Mentoring and Advisory Services
A hallmark of the EIR program is mentoring and advisory meetings between students and entrepreneurs in residence. Faculty members can also participate in advisory meetings with EiRs.
Students will receive certificates of participation in the international program from the partner entities.
Students from different GBSN member schools will be selected to participate in 10 virtual sessions that will take place over 10 weeks. All communications and sessions will be through Zoom links generated and managed by GBSN. Selected students will be placed in teams of 3-5 for the course of the program. Teams will work together on the program assignments and final pitch presentation.
The Entrepreneur in Residence leading each program cohort will introduce the predetermined field and provide an overview of the industry, in addition to sharing his or her entrepreneurial story. Two assignments will be requested from each student team, in addition to the final presentation.
Guest speakers will be invited to various sessions. Guest speakers will be industry experts, entrepreneurs and professionals working in the same field.
Fall Semester: Mid September – Mid November, 2021
Spring Semester: February – April , 2022
Commitment 10 online hours per month and emails for follow-ups and assignments.
Participation & Eligibility
Please note, this program is reserved for GBSN member schools only.
GBSN Member school faculty can sign up to participate in a program cohort. Expectations include program curriculum review, session lectures, advisory sessions with EiRs.
A CV and expression of interest should be included with the online application.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Sign-Up to be an Entrepreneur in Residence and participate in a program cohort, advise and mentor faculty and join the global pool of entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
A CV and brief written bio should be included with the online form.
Graduate or undergraduate students from GBSN Member schools are eligible to apply to participate in the program. Students from all disciplines are welcome.
A personal statement should be uploaded with the online application form.