The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship’s faculty fellowship program launched during the 2022–23 academic year, and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of Case Western Reserve University faculty members.
Designed specifically for faculty members interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a path to market for their research, the Veale Faculty Fellowship initially was open to faculty at the College of Arts and Sciences and Case School of Engineering and offered just three spots.
Mindy Baierl, Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship senior director, recognized peer-learning opportunities were the strongest part of the program. As a result, the institute decided to further enrich participants’ experiences by opening the program up to faculty members from more disciplines.
“We want diverse backgrounds, pain points, potential markets and personalities to enrich the peer learning that happens in our cohort and ensure success,” Baierl said.
After an open application period in the spring, the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship selected a cohort of faculty members from a wide spectrum of disciplines.