The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is developing a Minecraft campus called the “Entrepreneurship 360” center in preparation for the upcoming academic year, the University announced in a Wednesday statement.
The new virtual center is being created for the purpose of educating students in the particulars of entrepreneurship and investing while allowing them to explore and develop their creativity.
Students immersed in the Minecraft virtual center learn about entrepreneurship in a direct and interesting way, as players earn coins equivalent to real money in the game. Additionally, players interact as either “investors” or “analysts” to further their understanding of the capabilities of venture capital in the world of entrepreneurship.
By undergoing the process of starting a business and securing funding, students can gain first-hand experience in the business world from the comfort of the classroom.
“Entrepreneurship is not a profession, it is a way of thinking that we give to our students from all faculties,” said Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Prof. Daniel Haimowitz. “Our graduates go out into the world with a toolbox that goes far beyond the degree itself,” Haimowitz continued.
Entrepreneurship 360 Center
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will also challenge participating students to form virtual start-ups and present them…
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