On the 6th July 2016, a group of academics from across the country descended upon Warwick Castle. Like the group of rebels led by Simon de Montfort that came in 1264, these rebellious educators were united by a cause; to create a generation of graduate entrepreneurs through Enterprise Education. So, with fewer swords, and a few more pens, Dr Rana Tassabehji and Dr Caroline Parkinson from the University of Bradford School of Management got proceedings underway.
There were presenters from:
- University of Worcester
- London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
- Henley Business School, University of Reading
- Bradford Management School
- University of Birmingham
Each in turn described how they had used crowdfunding, or crowdfunding simulations in the classroom, the effect on teaching and learning, the difficulties that it posed and the learning that could be taken from it. To find out more, each experience is summarised in a Case Study in our White Paper available at http://crowdfundcampus.com/white-paper
Finally we presented our plans for Sandpit Version 2, and got some really valuable feedback ahead of next academic year. For more information go to http://crowdfundcampus.com/sandpit
For us, it was a delight to have brought this group together and this is something we will aim to do every year, with one of our partner Universities. With some hard work and a bit of luck, Crowdfunding in the Curriculum 2017 will be twice as big and four times as valuable.
Finally, a massive thank you to all those who trekked across the country for this event and an apology that I did not take more photos.