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How to become an expert entrepreneur - 24 May 2022

We had the honour to welcome this year's winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy, to the House of Innovation! In an industry seminar, she shared her latest insights on how to advance the entrepreneurial skill set. The session was free and open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Established as well as future entrepreneurs had the opportunity to meet Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy at Stockholm School of Economics! 

Short description of the industry seminar:

"Popular wisdom assumes that the pitch is at the heart of entrepreneurship. Open mic pitches and formal pitch competitions dominate entrepreneurship education and ecosystem events. However, research into the daily actions of practicing entrepreneurs shows that the pitch is but one small subset of a wide variety of asks that are ubiquitous to venturing well. Findings from multiple studies reveal how asks help entrepreneurs navigate and transform uncertainty into opportunity. Moreover, asks form the building blocks of learning that move novice entrepreneurs into effectual experts." (Saras D. Sarasvathy)

Saras Sarasvathy is the Paul Hammaker Professor at Darden Business School (University of Virginia). She is a leading scholar on the cognitive basis for high-performance entrepreneurship. Her award-winning research has generated over a hundred top-tier journal articles worldwide.

Fortune Small Business magazine named her one of top 18 entrepreneurship Professors. For her contributions to entrepreneurship education Babson College awarded her an honorary doctorate. She also received the Legacy Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
Sarasvathy has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her supervisor then was Herbert Simon, Nobel Laureate in Economics (1978).
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