Video: Henry Lane Fox on whether universities can teach entrepreneurship

Henry Lane Fox speaks to Times Higher Education at the 2017 THE Innovation and Impact Summit in Hong Kong

June 8, 2017
The interview was recorded at the THE Innovation and Impact Summit, which took place in Hong Kong in June, 2017.

Is it possible to teach entrepreneurship at university? Are people with a higher level of education more likely to go on to innovate in the business world? And is it possible to use artificial intelligence to identify those with the traits and talents to succeed as entrepreneurs?

Henry Lane Fox, co-founder of Founders Factory, which helps hundreds of tech start-up companies to launch, speaks to Times Higher Education about these issues and more. 

The interview was recorded at the THE Innovation and Impact Summit, which took place in Hong Kong in June, 2017.

During a summit session, Mr Lane Fox said that universities should not try to predict which jobs might be in demand and train students for them but should rather “train people how to think”.

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