NEU Magazine Volume 5
As its name implies, NEU (German for “new”) is all about what’s new–and what’s happening–in West Michigan’s entrepreneurial community. It is designed to support the efforts of people within our community by recognizing the ideas, strategies, and accomplishments of local entrepreneurs and partner organizations. The magazine also provides information on educational opportunities and community resources. NEU is published by Grand Valley State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation within the Seidman College of Business.
2 Student Participants by Year 58 54 38 27 21 20 08 20 09 20 10 20 11 20 12 6 Research shows collaboration and trust outside of company walls is what promotes rapid innovation in the worldâ€™s most entrepreneurial cities. 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Entrepreneurial Competencies Recognizing Opportunity Assessing Opportunity Mastering your Creativity Leveraging Resources Guerilla Skills Mitigating and Managing Risk Planning when Nothing Else Exists Formulating and Conveying a Compelling Vision Ability to Maintain Focus Yet Adapt Tenacity and Resilience Implementation of Something New or Novel Managerial Competencies Planning Organizing Directing Staffing Coordinating Operating Reviewing Communicating 17 20 21 22 23