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Case Studies of Student Entrepreneurs

The Intelliject Inc. case study puts students in the shoes of an entrepreneur whose initial work was supported by the NCIIA. It allows undergraduate students to make decisions based on those made by Evan Edwards, starting with his decision to become an entrepreneur while at the University of Virginia and following the ‘bumps in the road’ that he had to overcome or work around on his way to designing and selling a new drug delivery system. Students are taken through seven decision points that reflect the kinds of dilemmas Evan and his fledgling company faced. The goal of the case study is to inspire students by showing them one of their own who turned obstacles into opportunities, and gain wisdom from the lessons he learned.

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