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Dr. Tasos Sioukas Published in NACCE Magazine & Presents Workshop at a NACCE Conference

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has published an article on "Instilling Entrepreneurial Mindset at Los Angeles Valley College" by LAVC Business Administration Department Chair Tasos Sioukas in its Summer/Fall 2018 issue. In addition, Tasos was invited to present a workshop on designing an entrepreneurship boot-camp program at the NACCE Go West regional conference on September 20 in San Francisco. His presentation focused on the design principles for creating a entrepreneurship boot-camp program, including combining the approach of effectuation with causation to enhance the success of start-ups.

Dr. Tasos Sioukas Published in NACCE Magazine & Presents Workshop at a NACCE Conference

Dr. Tasos Sioukas, chair of the LAVC Business Administration department, had an article published in the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship's (NACCE) Community College Entrepreneurship quarterly magazine. 

The article highlighted the work being done by the LAVC Business Administration department to help student complete their program of study by instilling an entrepreneurial mindset, supporting their startup efforts, and showing them possible career paths.

The department began to distribute a "student companion" handout to help its students track their progress towards completion, established a Business Club for students, and organized an Entrepreneurship Conference showcasing work of local student entrepreneurs. The department also used Perkins and Strong Workforce grants to offer annual workshops on soft skills, personal finance, and entrepreneurial know-how, and it held a start up boot camp for student and community entrepreneurs and an entrepreneurial spirit retreat for graduates. To read the article, read the Summer/Fall 2018 NACCE Community College Entrepreneurship Magazine issue

Tasos was also invited to present a workshop at the NACCE's Go West: Making, Inventing & Entrepreneurship: New Pathways & New Opportunities regional conference in San Francisco on September 20. He was part of a panel of speakers speaking at a "Design Thinking Experiential Workshop", where he outlined the design principles of an entrepreneurship boot-camp program. 

LAVC's successful entrepreneurship boot camp was a unique offering that combines effectuation with causation in entrepreneurship to help enhance the success of start-ups. Effectuation, a set of principles that expert entrepreneurs use when they think, design and take action, is one of the newest approaches to entrepreneurship. Causation, on the other hand, starts with a set of given goals. Entrepreneurs using causation look for the resources to achieve these specific goals. While the two approaches appear to be opposite in some ways, emerging research shows that they complement each other. This means that when you combine aspects of both approaches, you enhance the success of your start-up. 


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:03 PM