Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Technology Exploitation, University of St Andrews

Augusto Rocha is an entrepreneurship researcher at the University of St Andrews. His main research interests are entrepreneurial ecosystems, social capital, social networks and regional development. His doctoral research (University of Edinburgh) focuses on how networking events represent an important factor enabling knowledge exchange within an entrepreneurial community. This work includes a mix of Social Network Analysis, in-depth interviews and observations to understand how entrepreneurial activities unfold when ecosystem actors exploit their social capital. Prior to his academic career, Augusto developed a close relationship with entrepreneurial communities. This happened due to his former role as a (fin)tech entrepreneur.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Technology Exploitation, University of St Andrews

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD in Management (Expected conclusion: 2020)
  • 2013 
    University of Beira Interior, Portugal, MSc. Entrepreneurship and Business Creation