Discover how Dave Cook (Executive Director of University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship) learned to lead effectively, when he realized the importance of laughter, and why he thinks every entrepreneur should have multiple mentors (21 minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Dave Cook
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship in the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston has been named the No. 1 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the United States for the fourth consecutive year – the longest streak in the program’s history!
The Princeton Review annually ranks nearly 300 U.S. business schools with entrepreneurship programs, evaluating approximately 40 data points, such as experiential learning opportunities, career outcomes, business success and more. Graduates of the Wolff Center cohort program have created 1,640 businesses in the past 10 years and raised more than $400 million. Most students in the program are the first generation in their family to attend college, and more than half are paying their way through school.
“We are delighted with the ranking,” Cook said. “Moreover, every year we are reaching more students, transforming more lives, and adding more mentors from the business community. The focus at the Wolff Center is really about creating leaders and entrepreneurs with the highest integrity, which elevates everyone toward excellence. The focus now becomes, how do we replicate this even further in the community?”
For more information about Dave and UH’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship; https://www.bauer.uh.edu/centers/wce/
CEO Blindspots® podcast host: Birgit Kamps.
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