7 Things You Should Know About Startup/Accelerator/Entrepreneurship Centers


Colleges and universities increasingly provide central convening spaces where innovation, learning, ideation, and business creation all converge. These centers typically include physical environments for co-working, often including offices, makerspaces, and lab facilities. Services might include access to conference facilities as well as free Wi-Fi and printing. These centers provide a fertile environment where many of higher education’s interests converge, and they can serve as both classroom and laboratory for the development of business and workplace skills.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.

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