Resources on Entrepreneurship

As graduate student in the Arts, participants in Amplify Your Product or Service are often skeptical of entrepreneurship, given concerns about bringing exploitative or nonsustainable practices into their work. Here’s Winter 2021 Amplify Your Product or Service participants Matthew Smithdeal and Lily Ivanova speaking with UBC Professor Joel Bakan about the problems of neoliberal approaches to university research and academic work:

Bringing entrepreneurship into graduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts doesn’t have to mean reducing critical inquiry into an instrument of capitalism, or turning scholars into cogs in a machine.

If you’d like to start up a not-for-profit, social-profit, workers co-operative, or community contribution company, Amplify Your Product or Service can help you to ensure that your work serves goals beyond maximizing profit.