Thinking Like an Entrepreneur


05:00 p.m.

07:00 p.m.


Uris Hall, Room 301

Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

Join Professor Jack McGourty, Ph.D., adjunct professor of business teaching applied topics in entrepreneurship and innovation at Columbia Business School, and special guest Stephanie Mehta, CEO and Chief Content Officer, Mansueto Ventures, parent of Inc. and Fast Company, in a far-reaching conversation about the many dimensions of entrepreneurship—and what drives entrepreneurial success. Dr. McGourty is the founder of Venture for All®, a global entrepreneurship program for students and professionals, and in 2009, launched the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center. Before joining the Business School, Dr. McGourty was vice dean at the Columbia Engineering School and has taught advanced courses ranging from engineering design to managing emerging technologies. He has also been an instructor in the Columbia Pre-College Program for more than eighteen years and is an executive education instructor at the Business School. He is the recipient of the Columbia Engineering School’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award and Columbia Business School's Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He is co-author of the Wiley publication, Patterns of Entrepreneurship Management, 6th Edition, published in 2020.

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