develop your creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship skills.
The Ingenuity Incubator is an international initiative that empowers diverse individuals to develop their creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship skills, while promoting socially and environmentally responsible organizations, inclusion, and positive socio-economic impact.
The Ingenuity Incubator is coordinated by Dr. Ana Siqueira, Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey, United States) and Dr. Benson Honig, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Hamiton, Ontario, Canada).
Benefits for Participants
Use the time during the pandemic to reformulate skills and create a vision for your future.
Alumni community for participants in the Ingenuity Incubator program.
Have your personal/business information treated with confidentiality and choose level of privacy.
Design a business idea that creates value for others/improves environment based on your interests.
100% Online via zoom
Start Date: August 28, 2020
Duration: 6 weeks - 3:00 - 4:00PM EDT
Number of Participants: 6 to 10 participants
Before the program
We will assess the current entrepreneurial situation
30 min to 1 hour for audio/video-recorded interview
30 minutes to complete questionnaire
During the program
We will develop entrepreneurial ingenuity skills
1 hour for live Zoom session per week
30 minutes to 1 hour for video and self-study per week
After the program
We will remain connected and track entrepreneurial success
30 minutes for audio/video-recorded interview upon completion
30 minutes to complete questionnaire
30 minutes for audio/video-recorded interview after 6 months
Group meetings after the program to share progress
what you will learn
Mission and vision of the business
Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship
Developing your entrepreneurial ingenuity
Sources of financial capital and resources
Taking the business online, e-commerce, Facebook, Google Analytics
Social and environmental responsibility
Learning from business failure
Community and collective business solutions
meet the co-founders and co-directors
Ana Siqueira, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management, Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University, serves as project co-director. She published with Benson Honig their Entrepreneurial Ingenuity framework in the Journal of Knowledge Management in 2019, which they incorporate in the Ingenuity Incubator. Her pedagogical innovations are published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. She published in top journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Business Venturing. She is an elected officer in the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management, and Editorial Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management. She has experience in researching diverse entrepreneurs and organizations that support entrepreneurship and social change.
Benson Honig, PhD, the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, serves as project co-director. He published in premier journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He serves on editorial boards including the Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Management Studies. He is past chair of the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee, past president of the Canadian Counsel of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and board member of the Africa Academy of Management.