The Readiness Inventory for Successful Entrepreneurship (RISE): A Tool for University Engagement in Entrepreneurial Learning

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Thomas S Lyons
John S. Lyons
Jason Jolley

Abstract

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.

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Promising Practices
Author Biographies

John S. Lyons, University of Chicago

John S. Lyons, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago.

Jason Jolley, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Ohio University

Assistant Professor and MPA Director

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Ohio University