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News - 3E Learning Finalists for 2012-13

We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2012-13 Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition. Thanks to the sponsorship of the George Washington University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), we have prizes this year of $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.

This years competition yielded many new submissions. The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order, not rank order.

Idea Presenter Affiliation
Using Twitter as a Social Listening and Research Tool in the Entrepreneurial Classroom Christoph Winkler Baruch College
Post-it Note Process Flow David Tomczyk Quinnipiac University

Entrepreneurship for Physicians

Debra Hockenberry Wilkes University
The Entrepreneurial Fundraising Challenge Eric Liguori California State University, Fresno
Group Prisoner's Dilemma Leo Wong MacEwan University
RETHINKING MONOPOLY®: PRACTICING CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT
Mark Gagnon Penn State
Marketing into Finance Scenario
Monika Hudson University of San Francisco
Flying Device Game
Ray Smilor TCU
Carbonated Competitive Advantage
Steve Stewart

Florida Atlantic University

"Pop-up" Business
Tucker Marion Northeastern University

News - Now Accepting 3E Learning Submissions for 2012-13

We are proud to announce that the competition is now in its 5th year and offers delegates a chance to earn money for what you already do - create innovative experiential exercises for teaching entrepreneurship!

Deadline is December 10, 2012 - Submit Here

This year, thanks to the sponsorship of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), we have prizes of; $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.

Remember ideas of all kinds are welcome! Whether it's a solitary exercise teaching calculated risk to MBA students or an in-class group project on how to negotiate for undergraduates, we want to hear from you! This competition is primarily focused on identifying activities instructors can integrate into their classes as an augmentation to their current course offering; as opposed to semester long (or longer) projects and programs.

All prizes will be awarded on-site at the USASBE conference in New Orleans, LA after the final presentations are delivered. This year’s finalist presentations will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00am, Room TBD.

News - 3E Learning Finalists for 2011-12

We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2011-12 Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition. Thanks to the sponsorship of the George Washington University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), we have prizes this year of $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.

This years competition yielded over 40 new submissions. The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order, not rank order.

Idea Presenter Affiliation
Bag Resume Ray Smilor TCU
Boat Building Srinivasan Raghavan Indian Institute of Management

Business Fair

Sandra Malach University of Calgary
Entrepreneurial Competence Rodrigo Varela Icesi University, Colombia
Founder's Day John Pearlstein Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
How does an entrepreneur raise capital? Amyaz Moledina College of Wooster
Marketing Intangibles Jay Smith University of Maryland
No Logo Melinda Norris Coker College
Passion/Escalation of Commitment Brett Matherne

Loyola University, New Orleans

Social Networks as Resource Networks Eric Liguori California State University, Fresno
The Lean Start-up Karl Okamoto Drexel University
The Really Big Value Idea Workshop Alex Bruton Mount Royal University, Canada
Understanding the Social Capital Exchange Sharon Simmons Syracuse University

Winners will be announced and prizes handed out at the USASBE 2012 Annual Conference in new Orleans. The Scoring Rubric can be found here > http://www.3e-learning.org/judging.asp

 

News - 3E Learning Finalists for 2010-11

Thanks to the sponsorship of the George Washington University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), we have prizes this year of $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place to be awarded at the USASBE 2011 conference in Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference is being held January 13-16, 2011, http://usasbe.org/conference/2011/.

After completing the first round of review, we are excited to publish the list of FINALISTS. This years competition yielded over 30 new submissions. The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order, not rank order.

Idea Contact Affiliation
Create a domestically-based business plan with international growth within 3-5 years Peter Marik Monroe County Community College
Creative Problem Solving in the Global Market Context Diana Hechavarria University of Cincinnati

New Venture Financing: Deal or
No Deal

Ikenna Uzuegbunam University of Kentucky
Opportunity Recognition Eli Gimmon Tel-Hai College (Isreal)
Rumor or Reality Gina Vega Salem State University
Success @ Starbucks Matthew Kenney Kenney College Graduate School of Global Entrep.
Team Challenge of Risk and Reward James Green University of Maryland
The Dilbert Principle Marcos Hashimoto Insper
Trade Show Luke Pittaway

Georgia Southern University

Using what you don't know: Bootstrapping an industry
analysis
Kelly Shaver College of Charleston

Winners will be announced and prizes handed out at the USASBE 2011 Conference on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 3:30pm-4:45pm in Room I at the Mariott Hilton Head.

On-site Presentation is the final component of judging and will be 7-10 minutes, and should discuss the following:

  1. Main Objective of the exercise
  2. How does it work
  3. The learning objectives
  4. Feedback from students (liked – disliked)
  5. Any personal comments you want to add.

The Scoring Rubric can be found here > http://www.3e-learning.org/judging.asp

 

News - 3E Learning Contest Now Active for USASBE 2011!

3E Learning (www.3e-learning.org) is pleased to announce the 2011 Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition. This competition offers you a chance to earn money for what you already do - create innovative experiential exercises for teaching entrepreneurship!
This year, thanks to the sponsorship of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), we have prizes of $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place to be awarded at the annual USASBE conference in Hilton Head Island, SC. All you need is to go to http://www.3e-learning.org/submit.asp and submit your innovative ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES.
 
Ideas of all kinds are welcome, be they short solitary exercises teaching calculated risk taking to MBA students or in-class group projects on how to negotiate for undergraduates. Please be aware that we are looking for activities instructors can drop into their classes, not semester or longer projects or programs. Winners will be announced and prizes handed out at USASBE this January during a Saturday session where we will showcase the top ideas we received this year.

So, don’t delay, act now before you are inundated with final exams and papers take a few minutes and go to http://www.3e-learning.org/submit.asp. The competition will remain open until October 31, so submit your ideas now!

For further information please feel free to contact:

Michael Battaglia
The George Washington University
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Email: mbattaglia08@gmail.com
Phone: (202) 994-0704

J. Mark Phillips
The George Washington University
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Email: 3elearning@gmail.com
Phone: (202) 994-7375

 

News - 3E-Learning at the USASBE conference 2009 Winners
January 25, 2009

3E Learning Competition Smashing Success!

On January 10, 2009, in a room packed to standing-room only, the finalists of the 3E Learning Innovative Entrepreneurial Ideas Competition gathered to present their ideas to educators from across the U.S. Schools from D.C. to California were represented. Several attendees bragged about how many 3E sessions they had attended previously, attesting to the quality of ideas of previous years and their expectations for this year. The finalist ideas didn’t disappoint.

The ideas presented ranged from an in-class networking event to develop future entrepreneurs’ skills at assessing potential investors to a series of team projects with teams competing to show they are the best at some entrepreneurial task.

The third place idea was the $10 business, created by Dr. Craig Armstrong of the University of Alabama, where each student has $10 to found a business. Even with such a limited budget, the ideas for businesses range from the traditional to highly unusual. The most profitable business in Dr. Armstrong’s class earned over $2,200 making framed displays and magnets out of used wine corks. However, most every student is very profitable; the average profit for a business was $200!

In second place was the Entrepreneur Fast-Pitch, by Dr. Richard Sudek from Claremont Graduate University. In this activity, students read the transcripts of 60 second pitches by real-life entrepreneurs and evaluate which they found the best. They then watch the pitches given by the entrepreneurs, rating them again. The similarities and discrepancies create the foundational basis for in-class discussion about communication and passions for a business idea.

The grand prize winner of the 3E Learning Competition was Dr. Steven Gedeon of Ryerson University with a fascinating approach to negotiations. Students are given a list of negotiation goals for either selling a company or setting a CEO compensation package. The students receive an overview of negotiation prior to being thrust into their discussions. Dr. Gedeon noted that many of his students find the exercise reveals areas of weakness in their negotiation skills, no matter how strong they are upon entering the class.

If you want more information about this year’s finalist ideas, or access to any of the dozens of other ideas submitted to 3E over the years, go to www.3e-learning.org. All ideas are posted, along with references, materials you can adopt for your class, and student feedback.

 

News - 3E-Learning at the USASBE conference 2009

3E Learning has just announced the opening of its 3rd annual 3E Ideas Competition. The competition is an opportunity for educators to share their most innovative ideas for teaching students about entrepreneurship, small business management, new venture creation, and their related skills. On October 24, educators can go to www.3E-learning.org to submit their ideas and compete for $850 in prizes. The competition will stay open for one month before closing. The ideas will be evaluated by a panel of entrepreneurship experts, and the top ten ideas will be announce at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference in Anaheim, CA this January. The presentation of ideas is always well received and attended.

 

News - 3E-Learning at the USASBE conference 2008

On January 20, eight professors of entrepreneurship from universities across North America received awards for their innovative methods of teaching entrepreneurship education using classroom experiential exercises. These eight excellent educators met with loud applause from a large contingent of educators, practitioners, businessmen, and students at the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) in Orlando, Florida.

“It was amazing!” enthused one attendant. “I’ve never seen so much energy from an audience over teaching ideas. And after each presenter, they just got even more excited!”

The first place prize went to Dr. Sherrie Human at Xavier University for her exercise, “Entrepreneurial Ethics: Is It Posturing or Is It Lying?” Her idea begins with a board-based exercise in which students experience the complexities of ethical decision making in entrepreneurial organizations, including differences in perceptions on what is considered posturing or "just doing business" versus what is lying. The exercise incorporates readings and a scenario-based questionnaire prior to the exercise and an in-class debriefing, concept development, and discussion afterwards. This is followed by entrepreneur interviews to solidify the experience and lessons the students just had.

Another exciting idea came from Dr. Reg Litz from the University of Manitoba called “Kitty Hawk in the Classroom.” For this exercise, students must design a new paper aircraft capable of both flying further and staying aloft longer than any created by their classmates. Students must 'sell' their aircraft design to their fellow classmates. Each student then ‘invests’ in a design by voting for the design they believe will fly further and/or stay aloft longer than any other. The students then compete in a 'fly-off.' The one catch is that students much incorporate a dollar worth of coins into their designs. The exercise concludes with by connecting what the students did with the nature of creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

If you want more detail on these and other exciting exercises relating to entrepreneurship, small business, and new venture creation, visit 3E idea catalog. If you have ideas you wish to submit, 3E Learning has opened its second round of the competition. Submissions are due no later than May 1, 2007. Please visit  http://www.3e-learning.org/about.asp to learn more.

Article written by: David Tomczyk, Ph.D student at the George Washington University