Research shows that new innovative operational models promoting growth entrepreneurship created collaboratively by higher education institutions and entrepreneurial organisations are needed (Leppisaari & Tenhunen 2007; EU Green Paper 2003; MOE 2009; Collins, Smith & Hannon 2006). In the eMGE (eMentoring promoting Growth Entrepreneurship) project examined in this article, the aim has been to create a virtual learning environment, which through the application of research, education and coaching and the deployment of e-mentoring will strengthen entrepreneurs’ intentions to grow. Experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, and those in the early stages of their career discussed issues relating to growth intentions online in the Blackboard learning platform. The research question being investigated is: How can e-mentoring strengthen growth entrepreneurship?


The contact author email has changed to: marja-liisa.tenhunen@anvianet.fi