Kauffman Foundation Early-Stage Research Professional Development Session


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Kauffman Foundation Early-Stage Research Professional Development Session

Register now for the June Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development Session!

The next virtual Early-Stage Research Professional Development session, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, will take place at 1 p.m. CST June 25 with mentors Phillip Kim (Babson College) and Sonali Shah (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

Phillip H. Kim is the Lewis Family Distinguished Professor of Social Innovation at Babson College. Dr. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. His research interests include start-up processes and founding teams, institutions and entrepreneurship, cross-national differences in entrepreneurship (especially in emerging economies), technology entrepreneurship, and innovation narratives. Dr. Kim has taught both foundational courses and advanced electives in entrepreneurship. He has a special interest in entrepreneurship pedagogy and designs innovative curriculum for his students to enable them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Sonali Shah is an Associate Professor in the Gies College of Business (Strategy, Entrepreneurship & International Business Group) and the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr Shaw’s research centers on improving our understanding of the processes that fuel innovation and entrepreneurship. In one stream of research, she investigates collaborative models of innovation development—such as open-source software development—and their implications for firms and policy. A second stream examines the factors that determine startup success and the precursors of commercial activity. A third stream examines how non-profit institutions can play a role in creating and/or strengthening markets in developing countries by providing widespread training and supporting coordination amongst market participants.
This series is open to 18 early-stage researchers to connect with research mentors to discuss research approaches, professional development, and the research career trajectory.

REGISTRATION: Register for the Professional Development Series here: https://form.jotform.com/210825547932156