Global Venture Lab Academic Summit 2017


The Global Venture Network is an international alliance of academic institutions sharing common research and educational programs that are likely to lead to new industry and economic growth.

The Next Global Venture Lab at UC Berkeley is soon approaching, August 21 and 22, 2017. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please do so. On behalf of Ikhlaq Sidhu, Susan Giesecke and Charlotta Johnson, we would like to invite you to the 8th Global Venture Lab (GVL-2017)

Dates: Monday and Tuesday August 21 and 22, 2017
Location: UC Berkeley Campus at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Tentative Agenda
Monday August 21:
9:00: AM Kick-Off
9:15: Berkeley Overview – What’s Next!
10:30: Innovative Entrepreneurial Programs and Acceleration
12:00 Lunch
1:15: Innovative Entrepreneurial Programs and Acceleration (continued)
3:00 Applied Innovation and Emerging Areas
5:00 End of Session
5:00 – 6:00 Networking reception
Tuesday August 22:
9:00: Recap Day 1
9:15-12:00: California Program Exchange
12:00 Lunch
1:15: Surfacing Issues Across Programs
3:00 Keynote Speaker
5:00 End of Session
 Since our first event in 2009, GVL continues to be an extraordinary opportunity to network, learn, and share best practices among entrepreneurship centers around the world.


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Entrepreneurship Best Practices Crossing Borders.

Industry-changing innovation and leadership stretch well beyond geographical boundaries. GVL strives to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem to support venture creation and innovation between Berkeley and global partners.

Recommended for: Academic Institutions interested in developing and sharing best practices for entrepreneurship instruction.

The Global Venture Network is an international alliance of academic institutions sharing common research and educational programs that are likely to lead to new industry and economic growth.

The goal of the network is to share best practices to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in a university environment with the intent to help create new companies and industries.

The Global Venture Network meeting at the January 2016 summit in Berkeley


June 2016 Norway Summit

January 2016 Summit

 January 2015 Summit

The Global Venture Lab Report

This brief, Report from the Global Venture Lab Network Inaugural Summit, reports on further discussion in this area by summarizing the proceedings of a November 19, 2009, meeting of engineering entrepreneurship educators from 18 universities. Its main purpose is to be a record of the symposium for participants in the Global Venture Lab Network. The meeting was designed to share best practices in the area of technology entrepreneurship as well as to increase global collaboration among leading academic institutions. This overview provides a snapshot of current methods and challenges in teaching entrepreneurship and leadership skills to engineers and
scientists at college-level institutions in areas throughout the world. Many of the sentiments in the WEF paper are echoed here.


The Global Venture Lab Network Inaugural Summit was a daylong symposium consisting of four sessions:
Session 1 — “Perspectives in Entrepreneurship Education” with presenters from Stanford University, Cambridge University, SRM University, University of Michigan, and Bristol University;

Session 2 —
“Programs and Case Examples” with educators from IIT Kharagpur, Johns Hopkins University, University of Melbourne, and the University of Texas, Austin;

Session 3 — the “University Policy Cases” session included viewpoints from University College London, University of Jyvaskyla, and ETH Zurich; and

Session 4 —
“Translational Research in Entrepreneurship Curricula” addressed how entrepreneurship education can engage meaningful global problems with talks from the University of California, Berkeley, and University College London.

Read the full report online here.