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  • Writer's pictureAmi Kassar

AmiSight 10/3: Are Universities Doing a Good Enough Job of Educating Future Entrepreneurs?

In today’s podcast, we talk to Dr. Jeff Cornwall, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Mind, LLC, and Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University, where he founded its entrepreneurship program in 2003. Shortly after retiring, Jeff was diagnosed with cancer last year, which changed his outlook on life.

“I wasn't sure I was going to retire, but between COVID and Generation Z, I decided it was time to retire from my professorship, and I planned to be pretty active. The university hired me back to do a half-time consulting job on a new curriculum program. And I'm working on a new book and was working pretty much full-time once I retired,” he says. “Then I came down with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which fortunately they caught early enough. But I guess that was the wake-up call. It was time to adjust my priorities a little bit.”

The main topics of today's episode will be:

  • What’s working—and not working—in entrepreneurship education today.

  • The state of mentorship for entrepreneurs and where the holes are.

  • Jeff’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs (hint: you don’t know everything).

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