Quote: “The entrepreneur always searches for change responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity” -Peter Drucker
Technically, opening any kind of business is considered to be an entrepreneur, but not in the terms we are seeing in this course: in this course an entrepreneur is not just someone who opens a business, but a person with the above qualities.
In fact, entrepreneurs are not only people strictly related to business, but people who innovate
Example:Artists, teachers with innovative ways to teach, …
It doesn’t matter which age you are, you can always be an entrepreneur.
We now live in a digital era in which there is a great technological development that requires qualifications we are gaining in this course. Instead of capitals we have qualifications and time to put at work.
In the past young people were not trusted by investors but time is changing this behavior.
Example:The factories are livable and beautiful, good condition for workers
4th Industrial Revolution: is characterized by:
Example:Population aging, migrations, …
That can be used in commercial and industrial uses.
Technology Entrepreneurship is how to use the new technological know-how to internalize in a company as innovation and put in a market to commercialize and scale-up. How to capture the value out of technological know-how?
Technological entrepreneurship ideas
Example:Smartphone as a computer in your pocket, Cryptocurrency, …
The new model allows a new way to work (
Example:more flexibility, work remotly), more based on teamwork and collaboration.
A lot of them digitalized something. Others moved their mission and now help other companies.
Tech Entrepreneurship was about the performers, the founders.
Instead companies are now role models: it is more important the performance than the performers, the founders are less important now to give space to the organization they run and the knowledge and skills they brought.
Entrepreneurial mindset and attitude are needed for every kind of job and situation. The new era is an era of entrepreneurial mindset which is normal behavior for humans, because humans are naturally curious and driven by motivation and goals.