Keith Heron is an Associate Professor at Henley Business School. Since 2013 he has been Programme Director of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme, guiding over 250 young entrepreneurs into careers.
Keith works with early-stage entrepreneurs and supports Masters students to develop empathy and experience of early-stage venture start-ups. He teaches the 'theory-into-practice' modules within the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consultancy Project programme, enabling students to put theory into practice and work with real life entrepreneurs to build their business ventures. This consultancy module enables students to move with confidence from the MSc to a professional career.
Keith brings 25 years of experience from the world of business into management education, combining theoretical and practical perspectives. His business life included working in the industrial goods sales division of Kimberly-Clark, as an export manager for a family SME and leading his own startup from 1989-2000. After the completion of his MBA at Henley Business School, he spent five years in Australia from 2003, widening his experience in Queensland Government's Office of Small Business. He also spent time at Sunshine Coast University, developing a new entrepreneurship minor programme and leading several MBA workshops with Xiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.
Upon returning to the UK, Keith was recruited by Dragons' Den's Peter Jones to create the Pathfinder course for the National Enterprise Academy (NEA), which is now under Peter Jones' oversight. Keith is an active mentor to several young entrepreneurs and small family businesses.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consultancy Project
This module will enable you to develop your entrepreneurial capacity and your understanding of the start-up process through an immersive, team-based learning experience, culminating in a consultancy to help entrepreneurial...
The module provides intensive experiential learning in an international context. This is an opportunity for students group visits a particular country and particular business communities to explore business development issues...
New Venture Start-Up
Students will develop their own new business idea in real time, experiencing the realities of entrepreneurship and business start-up as they progress through the module. They will study the underpinning...
- Startup Business
- Business Growth