Open Lecture Series

The Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation believes that Entrepreneurship is for everybody, not only business. The United States is ranked #3 in Total Entrepreneurial Activity, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in 2022. The popularity of entrepreneurship relies on insightful stories of some successful American entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison that not only keep inspiring the young generation to pursue their dreams, but also brought a lot of misinformation and confusion about the topic.

This open lecture series bring 5 of the most common topics discussed about entrepreneurship where Dr. Marcos Hashimoto will clarify some of the most common of these misunderstandings, like: “Innovation is about technology” or “Entrepreneurship is about business”. These conversations are primarily oriented to Bradley’s Faculty, as they can start talking about entrepreneurial projects among their students and help to disseminate a culture toward the entrepreneurial mindset across campus, but attendance is open to everybody, including members of the community.

  • Aug 29th: What is Entrepreneurship? - What makes it difficult to understand entrepreneurship is the several different definitions spread over the internet, executive books, blogs, and other sources. Most of them relate entrepreneurship to business and it is not always like that. Come to learn the real meaning of entrepreneurship and how it relates to you.
  • Sep 5th: The Entrepreneurial Career -There is not much difference between the entrepreneurial career and the executive career. Both may possibly end up as the CEO of a large organization that you own. The difference is the trajectory to get there. Come to learn which pathway best fits you.
  • Sep 12th: Who is the Entrepreneur? - If you think the owner of a small business is an entrepreneur, think twice, you may be wrong. If you think an employee is not an entrepreneur, think twice again. Come to discuss some situations at the edge of the definition of who is the entrepreneur that may blow your mind!
  • Sep 19th: Entrepreneurial Profiles - Before assuming you can't be an entrepreneur because you are not a leader, you are not creative or you don't do well with numbers, come to this conversation about the 5 types of entrepreneurs and ease your mind. You will discover what type of entrepreneur you are.
  • Sep 26th: Entrepreneurial Myths - Entrepreneurship became a buzzword and all of a sudden everybody has an advice to help you to be successful with your own venture. Well, guess what, there are a lot of misunderstandings out there. Come to this conversation to learn the typical myths about entrepreneurship and learn the truths.

All the Open Lectures happen at the BECC building (Business Engineering Convergence Center) room #1150 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Dr. Marcos Hashimoto has dedicated 20 of his professional years in doing academic research on entrepreneurship startups and entrepreneurship education, with a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the most prestigious business school in Brazil (Fundacao Getulio Vargas) and four books published about the topic. His entrepreneurial experience includes the launching of 4 ventures and one non-profit organization. Dr. Hashimoto played an active role in establishing the entrepreneurship education policies in Brazil and assisted more than 20 universities in implementing their entrepreneurship programs.