The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) is the premier academic organization addressing emerging topics of importance to university-based entrepreneurship programs around the world.
At the GCEC 2023 conference, Prof Mike Malloy presented on Matching Your Student Interns Who Don’t Suck with Your Startups Who Desperately Need Them to give an overview and lessons learned from the program created at Georgetown University to teach students “how to not suck as an intern” with asynchronous real‑world skills-building modules combined with a part‑time internship at a startup or growth-stage company. The presentation highlighted several automation tools featured below that you can use to scale your programs and reach more students.
Mike Malloy joined Rory McGloin, Jennifer Mathieu, and Rebecca White from UConn and Tampa on a panel discussion about Utilizing the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile to Help Develop Start-up Teams and Promote Individual Growth Related to Accelerator Participation.
We have compiled several resources from the conference, including presentation slides, session notes, startup internship seminar training modules, automation software tool recommendations, and Loom videos/Scribe SOPs to demonstrate how to get started with Airtable. You can click on any of the resource links from Airtable below to learn more.
GCEC 2023 Session Notes Google Doc contains 23 pages of notes from all the sessions that Mike attended with the most innovative (side hustle expo) and impactful (faculty ambassador program) ideas on top.
Matching Your Student Interns Who Don’t Suck with Your Startups Who Desperately Need Them
Please email Mike Malloy <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions or are interested in licensing the entire startup internship curriculum to train your student interns.
Your students must be equipped with professional skills to be successful in startup internships, full-time jobs, and life in the real world. Your entrepreneurial ecosystem is full of startups who could benefit from interns with a variety of skills. Do your startups know where to find interns, how to onboard them, and have time to teach them the basics? Probably not. After this session, you’ll go back to your entrepreneurial ecosystem with proven internship checklists, intern marketplace matching methods, and intern onboarding resources to support your startups in hosting impactful interns.
Georgetown Entrepreneurship will share resources, lessons learned, and best practices from 4 years of matching students who are trained on “how to not suck as a startup intern.” Take our playbook for creating an intern community of practice with multi-directional career mentoring and peer learning. You will get advice on designing career-altering asynchronous training modules, making effective internship marketplaces, and increasing your metrics with more students and more startups served. Because you’ve got a small but mighty team at your entrepreneurship center, you’ll also learn how to leverage 10 automation tools to buy back your time while scaling your program.
Utilizing the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile to Help Develop Start-up Teams and Promote Individual Growth Related to Accelerator Participation
Please email Rory McGloin <email@example.com> if you have any questions about the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile.
Attendees will learn about the basic foundations of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile and how it has been applied in previous entrepreneurial training and development programs. Learn how the EMP can be integrated into existing accelerator programs and its implication on start-up team development and overall business communications. Examine additional and supplemental ways that the EMP can be integrated as a useful tool to support programs throughout an entrepreneurial center. Have an opportunity to connect with other researchers who are passionate about individual entrepreneurial development, the EMP, and/or entrepreneurial-based research.
The EMP has been adopted by accelerator programs around the world and is used to help entrepreneurs and their coaches better understand the core skills and characteristics that are most likely to have an influence on their start-up team and organizational processes. In this panel attendees will hear from individuals who are certified EMP practitioners and have used the profile assessment in their various accelerator programs. The panelists will share perspectives on the value of the EMP in both entrepreneur development as well as its usefulness in founders building and managing start-up teams. Additionally, the panel will highlight how the EMP can be used to draw inferences and conclusions about how start-up teams develop and the best methods/programming for supporting start-up teams and their intra-organizational structures.