Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Two of the most important movements within higher education over the past decade have been entrepreneurship and sustainability. While entrepreneurial thinking can help one identify value and then execute, sustainability helps focus on three critical aspects of value; economic, social and environmental. Rarely, however, do entrepreneurship and sustainability seem to meet in programs, faculty champions or cohorts of students. Perhaps by more explicitly joining the two, we can show other faculty, administrators and students how to be value-focused without the explicit intention of creating a new business. Sustainability may also be attractive to a group of students who would not normally gravitate toward entrepreneurial experiences. In this combination of panel and discussion, participants will have a chance to explore how, as a community, we might build experiences for our students that lie at the intersection between entrepreneurship and sustainability, in ways that are more than the sum of their parts.


Joseph Tranquillo, Bucknell University
Charles Kim, Bucknell University
Erin Jablonski, Bucknell University
Margot Vigeant, Bucknell University

Track: Topics in I&E

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