EIX: A Resource for Entrepreneurship Educators and Their Students

EIX: A Resource for Entrepreneurship Educators and Their Students
Category: Commentary
Author: David Deeds
Published: August 17, 2016
Updated: June 4, 2020
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Are you looking for high-quality new material to enrich your entrepreneurship courses and freshen up the syllabus? Are you tired of making students pay for subscription resources? Do your students need some inspiration and direction to help them take their business ideas to a competition?

Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange and Familybusiness.org have libraries of commentaries, case studies, exercises, practitioner-oriented articles and video interviews with great entrepreneurs. All are interesting, useful and perhaps the best part, free. These resources are made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation -- a charitable venture established by Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze. One of Dick's missions is to improve the success rate of new businesses, and we strive to bring new and aspiring entrepreneurs the best information possible about running a business successfully. Dick also realizes the important role of educators in supporting new entrepreneurs, which is why other articles focus on teaching methods and classroom exercises. And an initiative that launched in 2017, e-Fest, is a business idea competition specifically for undergraduates.  Our 2019 competition celebrated 25 student finalist teams and awarded more than $250,000 to the top three and their universities. 

Along with providing resources for students and teachers, we are also looking to publish interesting work. If you would like to publish your research on entrepreneurship or share ideas about what worked in your classroom, please explore EIX and consider it as your outlet. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

The links below provide direct access to some of our popular interviews, articles and cases and to articles about e-Fest. To browse our entire growing collection of learning resources click here.

Video interviews

eFest2018 Winner is Making Life More Colorful for Diabetics

Mission-Driven Startup Helps Abuse Survivors

Park & Diamond: eFest2017 Winner Ready to Launch

More Women Should Study Entrepreneurship

B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map

A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich

Delivering the Goods: An Interview with Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze


Case Studies, Movies, TV Shows and Other Family Business Resources by Alfredo DeMassis and Josip Kotlar

Innovation Challenge Engages Students at a Commuter School by Jing Betty Feng

Shifting Entrepreneurial Thinking Into High Gear by Mark Spriggs

Entrepreneurship's Moral Minefields: A Conversation with Steve Blank by Catherine Buday

From Entitlement to Contribution by Robert Caldwell

"Tommie Tank" Helps Students Learn to Finance Ventures by Jay Ebben

STEM Students and Faculty Can Gain Entrepreneurial Thinking and Skills by Carla Pavone

Action Exercises Engage Students More Fully than Lectures and Exams by James Wetherbe

Teaching Innovation with the Film "Objectified" by Daniel Forbes

Educating the Unintended Entrepreneur by Roy Carriker

Small Acts of Entrepreneurship Transcend the Business Realm by Donna DeCarolis

Social Entrepreneurship Exercise: Developing Your Theory of Change by Sophie Bacq

Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes by Kimberly Eddleston and Devina Raithatha

How New Businesses Can Improve Their Chance of Survival by Howard Aldrich

Entrepreneurship Education Must Start Before College by Roy Carriker

Want to Give Your Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects by Kim Eddleston

Why Didn't I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking by Dan Holland

Should I Participate in a Business Accelerator? By Jon Eckhardt

Entrepreneurs are Built, Not Born by Ron Mitchell

Every College Student Should Take a Course in Entrepreneurship by Sara Cochran

Entrepreneurship Programs Should Nurture Companies of One by George Gendron


Home Page with Last Year's Winners

e-Fest Rules

Turning Good Presentations into Great Ones by Joan Moser


EIX is a non-profit organization that is funded by the Schulze Foundation to promote entrepreneurship (more about EIX). While we post free displays of entrepreneurship schools where our editors teach, we do not sell or accept paid ads. Nor do we sell or provide your information or your students' information to any other organizations. Please explore the site and consider including our content in your courses and publishing your research, insights and best practices in the classroom on EIX.

Please direct inquiries about using or submitting content to: [email protected]

All the best,

David Deeds
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange 

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David Deeds
David Deeds
Schulze Professor of Entrepreneurship / Schulze School of Entrepreneurship / University of St. Thomas
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Cite this Article
DOI: 10.17919/X9FW27
Deeds, David. "EIX: A Resource for Entrepreneurship Educators and Their Students." FamilyBusiness.org. 17 Aug. 2016. Web 13 Jul. 2024 <https://eiexchange.com/content/204-eix-a-resource-for-entrepreneurship-educators-an>.
Deeds, D. (2016, August 17). Eix: a resource for entrepreneurship educators and their students. FamilyBusiness.org. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://eiexchange.com/content/204-eix-a-resource-for-entrepreneurship-educators-an