King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals established the Entrepreneurship Institute in order to support the development of its innovation-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and to make an active contribution in the transition to a knowledge-based economy in the Kingdom.
Entrepreneurship education is a major part of this goal and an important feature of any successful ecosystem, whether it is in the form of short courses, training workshops, or even full-fledge courses for university students.
At the KFUPM Entrepreneurship Institute, our approach to enterprise education is to help unleash the entrepreneurial spirit, cultivate the mindset of practice, and build environments in which practice can occur.
The Institute provides several ongoing training programs for KFUPM students in the form of workshops and competitions. These programs aim to build students’ entrepreneurial mindset and thinking, to help them become entrepreneurial leaders.
The EI also offers a catalogue of executive workshop programs that are mainly designed for:
The Entrepreneurship Institute has developed a set of 6 training workshops, all conducted on a demand basis. They offer participants a fully-immersive learning experience with case studies, interactive exercises, practice-based learning activities, and thematic discussions.
This workshop covers various topics related to establishing and running a startup community (an entrepreneurial ecosystem). It includes topics such as building and assessing startup communities, developing the entrepreneurial mindset in your startup community, establishing and running business incubator/accelerator programs, and teaching entrepreneurs in your startup community.
This workshop explores different business incubator models, business incubation program operations, and teaches participants what it takes to run a successful incubation/acceleration program.
This workshop provides participants with the tools to teach entrepreneurship. It explores questions such as: Can entrepreneurship be taught? What are the teaching methodologies for entrepreneurship? What does it take to be an entrepreneurial professor/instructor? How can we assess and evaluate students’ entrepreneurship class performance?
This workshop exposes participants to the principles of design thinking, it roots, its process and where and how it can be utilized.
Participants of this workshop will explore various topics surrounding the entrepreneurial mindset, including: What are the characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset? Are entrepreneurs risk takers? How can they tackle the fear of failure and what is an affordable loss? How should entrepreneurs navigate uncertainty?
This half day workshop explores why entrepreneurial leadership is emerging as a new leadership model for startups and corporates. It considers key questions, including, who are entrepreneurial leaders and how can we develop entrepreneurial leaders in the future?
All workshop facilitators are members of the Entrepreneurship Institute and are fully trained with extensive experience in teaching and running KFUPM entrepreneurial activities over the last three years. Our facilitators have conducted short-courses, competitions, workshops, business incubation/acceleration programs and have also been engaged in international and local entrepreneurship competitions, mentoring and training.
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