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The Readiness Inventory for Successful Entrepreneurship (RISE) is a promising practice in entrepreneurial learning. RISE targets entrepreneurial skill-building over the creation of business plans or models as a pathway to entrepreneurship. RISE applies Communimetrics, an innovative theory of measurement, to clinically assess 30 entrepreneurial skills across four types of management. An entrepreneur’s baseline skill level is established on skill development ladder, and routine coach and entrepreneur assessments inform skill development needs. This paper outlines the RISE model and discusses how it fits into broader university engagement through Small Business Development Centers, centers for entrepreneurship, and other university programming to train entrepreneurs.