Entrepreneurs-in-residence bring a wealth of information and experience to students and other staff within the university. The experiences of being in an academic environment, but also in a real world scenario allow them to give valuable insight into both aspects of a future work life.
These experts create a richer university experience, but increasing curricular diversity and student interaction with more hands-on teaching and one to one mentoring. They are also able to create connections between the university and industry, developing relationships that enhance the university's brand and influence in the outside world.
In short, a good entrepreneur-in-residence can have a huge impact not only for students but for the university as a whole.
Read more in Ashoka's article, entitled "Top 10 Reasons Why Universities Need Entrepreneurs-in-Residence On Campus" . Very good reasons indeed!