Innovation and startup pathways in a university scope

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Portland State University
Entrepreneurship and startup companies are related terms, in the sense that one brings support to the other. The characteristics of a successful startup could be visible in the long term, but how about the way to develop an entrepreneurial person? This study performed a survey within a Peruvian university in order to explain the innovative mindset of the students and even their position about the real needs for performing innovative and disruptive companies (or initiatives). This survey was formerly applied to overall students but the results revealed several inconsistencies. So a new survey was enhanced and applied to senior year students. Results showed that, in the big picture, the students know the innovative and startup pathways and they are able to provide new insights in this theoretical approach. © 2014 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology.