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.