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SCUPI Lecture: What is Entrepreneurship?

Published on: March 16, 2017 | Views: 401


On Friday, March 10, the faculty of SCUPI invited Professor Lawrence Feick from University of Pittsburgh to give students a lecture about “Entrepreneurship.”

At the very beginning, Professor Feick talked about the word “entrepreneur” and asked the question “What kind of people can become entrepreneurs?” After a short interaction with the audience, the professor listed four topics for the lecture:• What is entrepreneurship?• Why is it important?• What are the characteristics of entrepreneurs?• If I have an idea, what do I do?

According to the professor, having the following two components is helpful for an entrepreneur. The first thing is to come up with new ideas and approaches which are needed in the starting of a new business. The other thing is to be brave to take the risks. Professor Feick then pointed out the importance of small businesses: they are the backbone of most economies. By displaying data and stories of some famous entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Sara Blakely, Professor Feick taught students why trying to be an entrepreneur is important. When describi

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