Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Chuck Soder.
Bob Sopko’s job is to turn Case Western Reserve University into a training ground for entrepreneurs.
He’s spent the past three years serving as director of Case’s NEOLaunchNET program, which helps students start their own companies.
He says entrepreneurship is “becoming part of the DNA at Case.” He described how new products are constantly being created in the university’s labs, dorm rooms and in facilities like the think[box], which is a “maker space” loaded with equipment that can be used to turn ideas into products. Now it’s also home to a few startups.
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Originally published February 21, 2016.