Lancaster University Management School established a pilot entrepreneur in residence (EiR) in 2007-08. The programme has grown steadily and it now has more than sixty EiRs, including members in several continents. In this webinar, Lancaster faculty will present the history and development of the programme. They will illustrate how it benefits students, participating entrepreneurs, the business school and the wider community. We will conclude with a call to action to GBSN members who either have their own EiR programme or who would like to launch one, with a view to establishing a global network of EiR programmes.