... if we're currently at the forefront of startup & entrepreneurial career development?
Because even the best realize there is always room for growth and improvement. Because the innovation that fuels startups and entrepreneurship - by its very nature - is continuously changing. And as such, so too are the startups and entrepreneurs that are fueling this innovation. Because enterprising students will always seek out and discover "what's next" - with or without their university. And they'll need the ever-evolving resources to produce the solutions to life's problems (especially those that the rest of us don't yet realize are problems), or even to work for the companies doing this.
... if we're keeping up with other schools?
Because it's possible that small changes to what you're already doing could produce exponentially greater results. Because there are always new ideas to learn from your peers and the innovators themselves about what's next - both for students' and alumni's career development, as well as for employment altogether. Because you and your school deserve access to the best and latest resources, ideas, and employers.
... if we know we're behind, but we're making progress?
To accelerate this progress. To take the momentum your school already has and most effectively steer it toward where you and your school want - and ultimately need - to be. You'll build new and stronger relationships with employers, entrepreneurs, and other universities, plus receive actionable advice for next steps that you and your school can take to foster a larger community of students well-equipped for careers at the next generation of companies.
... if we're far, far behind other schools for startup & entrepreneurial career development?
Because you're never TOO far behind that you can't catch up. Innovation is like an escalator: you missed a step? Not a problem. Just hop on the next one as it comes around; you'll still arrive at the floor above. Many of the programs and solutions we'll explore are available through resources already available to your university; it might just require a conversation between departments, the reallocation of some space on campus, the tweaking of a staff member's responsibilities, the involvement of alumni, or simply meeting new companies. Even the smallest changes on campus can produce drastic results among student engagement, employment, and innovation.