Where does entrepreneurial inspiration come from? Each of us has to answer that question individually, but it is interesting when inspirational themes (or perhaps memes) emerge.
I loved the original Star Trek when I was a kid. The opening line from Captain Kirk:
What do investors look for when evaluating innovative opportunities? It depends on the investor, but I am in search of surprise. Innovation cannot be predicted. Innovation cannot be planned. It is not foreseeable.
This semester’s domestic travel course was project-based, the Farm to Fork Project. Twelve students explored the frontiers of entrepreneurial opportunity for direct-to-consumer agricultural businesses.
I am occasionally asked by venture capital investors in agricultural and food technology businesses (agri-food tech) about the technology-based interests of the students at Iowa State University. The investors view student interests as a potential leading indicator of technology trends
At the beginning of my appointment at Iowa State University in 2009, I traveled to Palo Alto, California for a conference for venture investors. The event, during the height of the financial crisis, had one panel where a representative of the consumer electronics industry had a bit of a rif
We were delighted to have Jim Fay join students in ECON 334/Entreprenuership in Agriculture recently for a discussion on innovation, prototyping and new product development.
It was mid-2019, and Jeb Gent (’13 Ag Education) was ready. “I’ve always had in mind that at some point in my career I would start my own business,” commented Gent. “My wife and I have been saving money to help make that transition, so we parted ways with my job and hit the ground run
March 25 was scheduled as a guest-day for ECON 334/Entrepreneurship in Agriculture, part of a regular dose of guest agricultural entrepreneurs that speak to students over the course of the semester in the classroom in Kildee Hall.