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Entrepreneurship committee seeks to engage alumni, campus community in fostering innovations for society

Entrepreneurship committee seeks to engage alumni, campus community in fostering innovations for society

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2014 - by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

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Excerpt: The Princeton Entrepreneurship 
Advisory Committee (PEAC), which is gathering input and exploring options to recommend a broad vision for fostering entrepreneurship at the University, has launched a website seeking feedback from alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Provost David Lee has asked the committee to conduct a strategic assessment of entrepreneurial opportunities through the lens of Princeton's values of education, research and service. The group is working to develop a set of recommendations for actions the University can take to create an entrepreneurship "identity" at Princeton, and an environment that offers students and faculty the fullest opportunity to explore and pursue entrepreneurial paths.

The committee of 19 alumni, faculty, staff and students is chaired by Mung Chiang, director of the Keller Center and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering. The group began its work earlier this year and is currently in a "listening phase" conducting focus groups with students, interviewing faculty, staff and alumni, speaking with entrepreneurial leaders and students at peer institutions, and surveying the University community via its new website.

Read the entire story on the Princeton University homepage.