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Reducing Entrepreneurial Risk with John Wensveen's NSU Framework


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Episode  ·  30:53  ·  Apr 10, 2024


www.CPOPLAYBOOK.comEpisode TranscriptAboutThe podcast episode discusses the challenges entrepreneurs face, including high failure rates in the early years. John Wensveen, Chief Innovation Officer at Nova Southeastern University, shares his initiative to support entrepreneurs through a "theme park for entrepreneurs." He emphasizes the importance of addressing talent gaps and adapting academic curricula to industry needs. Wensveen also highlights efforts to assist military veterans in transitioning to entrepreneurship. Overall, the conversation underscores the program's impact on economic development and empowering entrepreneurs and veterans.*John WensveenDr. John Wensveen is Chief Innovation Officer at Nova Southeastern University and Executive Director of the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation responsible for overseeing a multimillion-dollar public-private partnership to support the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Broward County and South Florida. John is also the official advisor to the Mayor of Broward County on innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship and is an Official Member of the Forbes Technology Council.John is a TEDx speaker and his higher education experience includes faculty and senior leadership positions at Miami Dade College, Purdue University, Dowling College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. John’s entrepreneurship and industry experience includes senior leadership positions at Mango Aviation Partners, Radixx International, Airline Visions, InterVISTAS, Marriott Vacation Club International, MAXjet Aiways, and Canada 3000 Airlines. John earned Masters and Ph.D. degrees in International Air Transport and Business from Cardiff University (United Kingdom) and a B.A. in Geography and Transportation Land Use Planning from the University of Victoria (Canada).*All media inquiries: media@cpoplaybook.com

30m 53s  ·  Apr 10, 2024

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