Teaching “Through” Entrepreneurship: An Experience Report

  • Xiaofeng WangEmail author
  • Dron Khanna
  • Marco Mondini


Entrepreneurship education varies from theoretical courses that take a “teacher-centered” perspective to more hands-on, “learning by doing” ones that put students to the center of the attention and engage them in acquiring entrepreneurship competencies through experience. In this chapter, we present our experience of teaching the Lean Startup methodology to university students from diversified academic background. Rather than describing our teaching experience in the past years as a whole, we focus on a particular interesting part of our experience, which is, while we teach students Lean Startup and guide them to work on real startup projects during the course, we were also developing our own startup idea related to the course—Startuppuccino, a startup education platform to support active entrepreneurial learning. Through this unique experience, we reflect on how to better organize the course and enhance the active learning of the students using a supportive platform.


Entrepreneurship education Lean startup Learning by doing Unique value proposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoFaculty of Computer ScienceBolzanoItaly

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