I nnoVaventures organizes laboratory experiments where the function and performance of high-expectation start-ups are evaluated. The results of experiments give entrepreneur candidates, financiers and policy makers a deeper understanding of the actual workings of real-world new markets. Experiments point out how high-expectation entrepreneurs should cultivate market outcomes, which behavior should guide trust building between the formers and their potential financiers, and how policy makers should design and test “rules of the game”. The Academy provides students with the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial ideas and develop practical entrepreneurial skills to be implemented in an “incubator without borders” environment and turned into high-expectation start-ups (“entrepreneurial growth companies”). The outcome of the Experimental Lab session is a “better” business plan that has been challenged in multiple dimensions.
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