Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Sturm, Stephan

Project Center

Hangzhou, China


Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) hopes to grow entrepreneurship activities at their university. It is our goal to help increase the quality of these activities at HDU. To achieve this, we survey students, conduct focus groups and interviews, and research the clubs, organizations, competitions, and collaborative spaces at both United States and Chinese universities. We utilize our findings to evaluate such activities at comparable universities in both China and the United States. With this information, we recommend that entrepreneurship clubs at HDU increase their advertising, increase co-hosting of events, and diversify club entrepreneurship activities. These recommendations aim to help HDU increase participation in entrepreneurship activities at the university.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences