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Research Community and Advisors

Another top goal of the Epicenter Research Team has been to build and strengthen a community of entrepreneurship researchers, particularly in and around engineering. We have framed this as our fourth FIGS study; here, our research question is "What are the most effective strategies for fostering connections and community in the engineering entrepreneurship space?"

As part of our work, we have designed and hosted several events to bring together entrepreneurship researchers from a variety of backgrounds. We held three sessions at OPEN 2012, OPEN 2013, and OPEN 2014, respectively, to introduce attendees to the latest research and evaluation in the field.

In May 2012, we hosted an Epicenter Research Workshop at Stanford, where we brought together 27 scholars, leaders, and students in the fields of engineering and entrepreneurship education for an intensive, day-long workshop. In August 2014, we hosted the first Epicenter Research Summit, again at Stanford. The Summit included 70 researchers and practitioners from the U.S. and Europe.

Our Epicenter Research Team includes:

Sheri Sheppard
Principal Investigator
Epicenter at Stanford University
Anna Breed
Stanford University
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Helen L. Chen
Stanford University
.
Emanuel Costache
SageFox Consulting
.
Carolyn Estrada
Apple
.
Shannon Gilmartin
Stanford University
.
Michelle Grau
Nueva School
.
Qu Jin
Stanford University
.
Angela Harris
Stanford University
.
Mark Schar
Stanford University
.
Angela Shartrand
VentureWell
.
George Toye
Stanford University
.
Autumn Turpin
Stanford University
.
Ari Turrentine
VentureWell

 

Our Senior Research Advisors are: