WCRS 2014 Consortium


Doctoral Student Workshop preceding the 12th West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, University of Washington, 3 Sep 2014


A one-day Doctoral Student Workshop will be presented in conjunction with the 12th West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship. The workshop is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Event: Doctoral Student Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship
Location: Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Date: Weds. September 3, 2014 (Research Symposium follows on September 4th and 5th)

We invite doctoral students to submit applications to attend this workshop. Sessions will focus on technology entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on contemporary work in the field. Faculty mentors include Kathy Eisenhardt, Warren Boeker, Glenn Hoetker, Dev Jennings, Suresh Kotha, Kyle Mayer, Alan Meyer, Nandini Rajagopalan, Alicia Robb, Brandon Lee, Kevin Steensma, David Sirmon, and David Tan

The workshop offers an intellectually stimulating experience, maps the theoretical domain of technology entrepreneurship, and builds community. Workshop participants will have opportunities to present their own research interests, to interact with each other, and to get acquainted with faculty members. To apply, see the website:


The doctoral student workshop offers two separate tracks. Track 1 is designed for doctoral students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal and who may still be in the process of selecting a dissertation topic. This track will devote attention to the selection of a dissertation topic, research design, and sources of data. Track 2 is intended for students who have defended dissertation proposals (or who are close to doing so). This track will devote attention to completing the dissertation, publishing the dissertation, and early career considerations. The two tracks will join together for selected workshop sessions/panels and for all meals.

All students chosen for the workshop will be invited to attend the two-day Research Symposium that follows on September 4th and 5th. The symposium will showcase cutting-edge work by technology entrepreneurship researchers from the West Coast and around the world. Details on the research symposium are available at the WCRS website: http://theWCRS.org. Each student attendee will be provided with a $200 travel stipend, as well as all meals and three nights lodging (double occupancy). Applicants focusing on the nexus of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be given preference.

The 2014 conference will be hosted by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Washington, Seattle. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to learn from leading scholars and contemporary work in the field. We hope to see you in Seattle!

The Doctoral Workshop organizers are:

Andrew Nelson, Emily Cox Pahnke, Chuck Eesley, and Shon Hiatt.


  • Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Washington
  • Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University
  • Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon
  • Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California
  • Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of California at Irvine
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation