Entrepreneurship Educators Forum (EEF)

The Entrepreneurship Educators Forum (EEF) is an open-source, online platform for entrepreneurship educators launched and sponsored by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, for the benefit of entrepreneurship educators. The goal of this initiative is to promote entrepreneurship education by building a community that shares information and best practices, then integrates them and improves on them through open discussion and a crowd sourced collection and ranking system of featured materials.

In the initial stages EEF is using a series of webinars as an anchor for material sourcing and presentation. The entrepreneurial process and the relevant skills that we all aim to teach are divided into three main stages:

  • Nucleation
  • Product Definition
  • Venture Development.

Under each of these stages, there are specific areas of knowledge that are referred to as “tiles” in the learning path. EEF presents webinars that focus on each “tile” as we move through the three stages, featuring speakers who are considered leaders on the topic as the basis for our discussion. The series was launched in December of 2014 with three excellent speakers on “Ideation“.