NOVUS, the Center of Entrepreneurship, is the focal point for entrepreneurial activity in the School of Business Administration. It welcomes those excited about entrepreneurship and innovation and serves as a one-stop shop for students, alumni and staff wishing to translate their dreams into real ventures. NOVUS programs contribute both to the advancement of knowledge and to the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through hybrid, research-practical based education. The NOVUS team consists of faculty in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation as well as mentors that are leading figures in the entrepreneurial, financial and startup ecosystems.
The Center provides professional tools, support, networking options, and importantly, attends to each of its students and graduates personally.
The Center operates an incubator, an accelerator program, mentoring, kick starters to support startups in the community, and consulting projects for startups. Its unique teaching program, based on robust research and ample creative and exciting processes and practices, has already been dispersed to many institutions around the world. It provides significant added-value to all of its collaborators.
NOVUS has robust collaborations with academic and business communities in Israel and worldwide that are manifested by various hackathons, competitions, panels and round tables, offering unique insights and substantial experience.
Prof. Dafna Kariv
Her research focuses on international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial performance, entrepreneurial education and gender.
Her forthcoming book (co-authored with Alain Fayolle and Harry Matlay) is FROM INTENTION TO START-UP PERFORMANCE: THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, published by Edward Elgar publishers.