What is an Entrepreneurial Mindset

The entrepreneurial mindset is not just about startups. It powers industries, transforms companies from within, and creates value for employees and customers alike.

The Three C's of Entrepreneurial Mindset1


CuriosityQuestion with boldness. Explore contrarian perspectives.
In a world of accelerating change, today's solutions are often obsolete tomorrow. Since discoveries are made by the curious, we must empower our students to investigate a rapidly changing world with an insatiable curiosity.


ConnectionsThink outside the box. Place old ideas in new contexts.
Discoveries, however, are not enough. Information only yields insight when connected with other information. We must teach our students to habitually pursue knowledge and integrate it with their own discoveries to reveal innovative solutions.

Creating Value

Creating ValueThink opportunity. Mind stakeholders.
Innovative solutions are most meaningful when they create extraordinary value for others. Therefore, students must be champions of value creation. As educators, we must train students to persistently anticipate and meet the needs of a changing world.


1KEEN: https://engineeringunleashed.com/Mindset-Matters.aspx
KEEN is a national partnership of universities with the shared mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.