King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has established its Entrepreneurship Institute (EI) in order to support the development of its innovation-entrepreneurship ecosystem and to actively contribute in the transition to a knowledge-based economy in the Kingdom.
Entrepreneurship education is becoming a major part of any successful ecosystem whether it is in the form of short courses, training workshops, or even full-fledge courses for university students.
The way entrepreneurship is taught has developed due to the high demand for educating/training potential entrepreneurs. The role of entrepreneurship educators has become to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit, cultivate the mindset of practice, and build environments in which practice can occur. Hence, entrepreneurs can lead more entrepreneurial lives and comfort with ambiguity. The EI continuously provides many training programs in the form of workshops and competitions for KFUPM students. Such programs aim to build students’ entrepreneurial mindset and thinking by which they become entrepreneurial leaders.
The EI offers a list of executive workshop programs that are mainly designed for:
Academics and/or entrepreneurs (males and females) from any discipline who teach or have a desire to teach entrepreneurship.
Universities and/or organizations who wish to establish entrepreneurship education programs as well as incubation/acceleration programs.
The EI has developed a set of 6 training workshops. All offered workshops are conducted based on demand. They offer participants full-immersive learning experiences with cases, exercises, practice-based learning activities and discussions.
Building Your Startup Community (Three Days) This workshop covers various topics related to establishing and running a startup community (an entrepreneurial ecosystem). The workshop includes topics such as building and assessing startup communities, Entrepreneurial mindset development for your startup community, establishing and running business incubator/accelerator programs for your startup community, and teaching your startup community entrepreneurs.
Establishing Business Incubator Programs (One Day or Two Days) Participants in this workshop will be exposed to business incubator models, business incubation program operations, and, finally, they should know what it takes to run a successful incubation/acceleration program.
Teaching Entrepreneurship (Two Days) This provides participants with means of teaching entrepreneurship. Can entrepreneurship be taught? What are the Entrepreneurship teaching methodologies, and who is an entrepreneurial professor/instructor? How to assess and evaluate students’ entrepreneurship class performance? All of which will be covered in this workshop.
Principles of Design Thinking (One Day or Two Days) This is a day workshop where participants will be exposed to Design Thinking, it roots, its principles, where and how it can be utilized, and its process.
Entrepreneurial Mindset Development (Half a Day or One Day) Participants will be exploring over the course of half a day various topics on entrepreneurial mindsets including: What is an entrepreneurial mindset? Are entrepreneurs risk takers? The fear of failure and what is an affordable loss? Navigating uncertainty.
Entrepreneurial Leadership (Half a Day) Entrepreneurial leadership is emerging as a new leadership model for startups and corporates but why? Who are entrepreneurial leaders? How to develop entrepreneurial leaders? All of these questions and more will be addressed in a half a day workshop.
*Price for each workshop conducted at KFUPM Entrepreneurship Institute includes meals and program materials. If the workshops are selected to be at your institution then shipping materials costs, and facilitators’ travels, local transportation, meals and accommodations will be added to the prices. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further queries.
The workshops facilitators are members of the Entrepreneurship Institute that have been trained and practiced teaching and running KFUPM entrepreneurial activities for the last three years including short-courses, competitions, workshops, business incubation/acceleration programs and so on. The facilitators have also been engaged in international and local entrepreneurship competitions, mentoring and training.