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Project Name: Making Entrepreneurial Mindfulness a Thing

Project by Faculty Innovation Fellows Candidate Malte Krohn

Why is this project important to you, your department, & your Fellows?

I believe that the world needs healthy, engaged and skilled changemakers. Our institute delivers a wide range of innovation courses, which it always strives to keep innovative and engaging. UIF strives to hone students’ entrepreneurial mindset. I think it's a match!

Description

Why not hone the entrepreneurial mindset mindfully and give changemakers the tools to get aware of, appreciate and cultivate their capacity to drive change? I think there is a way to create the future from the present moment!

Entrepreneurial well-being has recently received a lot of attention in academia and is suggested to be taken seriously. Furthermore, our world needs changemakers that are driven by a social or sustainable purpose. Research has shown that both aspects are related to meditation and mindfulness.

This is why I want to develop a formats for entrepreneurs, in which they gain skills to tackle the external challenges of a fast-moving world and internal challenges which arise along the entrepreneurial journey. I want to empower changemakers to create sustainable change through teaching them the basics of Entrepreneurial Mindfulness.

Recently, I started having a closer look at these issues to develop a more thorough understanding and collect expert opinions in my book (https://www.onmindsandmotion.com/the-mindful-startup. This can then provide a foundation to train changemakers in Entrepreneurial Mindfulness and enable academic research about its effectiveness.

Stakeholders served

  1. Individuals who want to drive change with a purpose and need the skills to do so
  2. Change makers who too often give 110% and need tools to handle their internal challenge

Key Milestones

  • December 2020: Content written & Prototype Workshop Planned for selected TUHH students, Start administrative process for a new course
  • March 2021: Workshop carried out & content ready to get Feedback from fellows and champions across the world
  • June 202: Course details clear and feedback collected
  • September 2021: Course preparation starts
  • December 2021: Course successfully carried out
  • March 2022: Impact of course analyzed and insights ready

An Innovation Portfolio

Potential artifacts include:

  • Written content
  • Cool infographics
  • Meditation guides for changemakers
  • Workshop formats
  • A course format
  • Research output

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