Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
citatESBRI has distinguished itself globally as one of the leading centers for thought leadership in contemporary entrepreneurship research and policymaking."
Professor Jerome Katz, Saint Louis University, USA
Customer is king – and cash

Customer is king – and cash

On January 28, Professor John Mullins, London Business School, gave an open Estrad lecture. The topic was "What Entrepreneurs and Angels Should Do Before They Dance". Mullins's point was that entrepreneurs in general spend to much time writing "the perfect business plan" and showing it to investors. Very few get funded, and those who do tend to get lazy and stupid, Mullins concluded. His recipe: Go for the customers instead! Test your ideas and try to get funded by them – right from the start. Venture capital and angel money can wait. Mullins presented five models for customer-funding. Read more
Travel grants to the best innovation theses

Travel grants to the best innovation theses

Born Globals, new technology development, sustainable entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. These are the subjects of the winning theses in ESBRI's and VINNOVA's thesis competition – Nytt&Nyttigt. In 2013-2014, 77 theses from 18 Swedish universities competed. The winners were announced on December 2, and will receive travel grants. The total amount is SEK 70 000. Read more
Movieclips from Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2014

Movieclips from Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2014

Did you miss the Sweden-U.S. Entrepeneurial Forum? Now you can watch movie clips from this year's forum. Read more
News picture: From Research to Business

From Research to Business

From Research to Business is a course for PhD-students and post docs on how to commercialize research. At the end of the course the participants will have gained both knowledge and experience on how to identify and assess possibilities in commercializing research. Read more
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Since the fall of 1997, ESBRI arranges an open lecture series in Stockholm. We call it "Estrad - Open Lectures on Entrepreneurship and Small Business". At Estrad current research is in focus. Read more

Entrepreneurship, innovation & small business

ESBRI disseminates knowledge on innovation, small business and entrepreneurship. Read more
2015 ACERE Conference
February 3-6, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Website
International Conference on Innovation and Management (IAM2015 Winter)
February 3-6, 2015 in Singapore. Website
AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting
February 12-16, 2015 in San Jose, USA. Website
News picture: Web-TV


On ESBRI's web-TV you can watch lectures, interviews and other video clips on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business. Read more