Assessing the Change in Student Mindset in Entrepreneurial Education
Assessing student outcomes as a result of entrepreneurial education has been ongoing for a number of years. There are debates about which method of measurement is best for determining student outcomes and very little discussion to date regarding student outcomes specific to the Lean Startup method and Ries’ principles for teaching entrepreneurship. At Virginia Tech, our engineering education department has been using the Business Model Canvas and the methods developed by Alexander Osterwalder and pioneered by Steve Blank to teach our class on entrepreneurship. Through this presentation, we will show how we are measuring student outcomes and what that assessment has revealed about attainment of identified outcomes. We will also discuss the next steps we intend on pursuing as we continue to educate students interested in entrepreneurial endeavors.