Over the phone or online
If you're talented and looking for a job, contact us here:
The Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Building 15, Room 111-112
Ben-Gurion Blvd. 1 ,P.O. 653, Beer-Sheva, 8410501
+972-8-6479801 | +972-8-6428392
The GO-IN Initiative
The Global Opportunity Innovation Network (GO-IN)’s vision is to promote academic entrepreneurship centers and to improve the effectiveness of education globally via a shared innovation network.
GO-IN Solves a Major Problem
The nature of Entrepreneurship Education (EE) Centers, creates various, special challenges:
Goals – Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship can be challenging for an academic institution. Goals of EE centers tend to vary: promoting the creation of new startups or strengthening practical aspects in academic courses? focusing on new hands-on programs or promoting research?
Strategy – Constructing a strategy to achieve one’s goals is as important as it is difficult. EE units share the same purpose, but take many different courses towards achieving it; which leads to sporadic events, not enough synergy with other units and organizations, non-optimal allocation of resources etc. This problem leads to low impact and failure to achieve the full potential of the unit.
Know-how – The field of EE, in its novelty and uniqueness, may present a general lack of know-how. More experienced EE units are familiar with many types of activities, strive to achieve different goals, posses the know-how necessary to create impact with small resources and enjoy a strong network. Less experienced units are learning from their own mistakes when they could be learning from others’.
Network – Not unlike any other academic unit, EE centers tend to work alone or in limited cooperation with other units; moreover, new EE centers emerge quickly and are struggling to find their path.
GO-IN was initiated by the Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. We are inviting partners to join this initiative and take part in the network creation.
If you are an EE unit in a leading academic institution, JOIN US and become a partner of the GO-IN initiative!
The GO-IN initiative will hold bi-annual networking events for its members to get together, learn from one another and promote themselves, thus enjoying the network while strengthening it.