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Building Entrepreneurial Mindset Competency: An Innovative and Inclusive Strategy for Diverse Student Success, Well-Being, and Career Readiness

Metro State University 

Dr. Denise E. WilliamsBackground 

Encouraging employees and students to “think like entrepreneurs” with the capacity to embrace change, display resilience, think creatively, and self-motivate. These skills are critical to inspiring performance and future success in this competitive marketplace. In an effort to make everyone more competitive in their careers paths, this project combines experiential e-learning modules, community engagement, and data collection to assess results.  

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Large Seed Grant – $25,000 

Sustaining Grant - $10,000 


Denise Williams

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