Steve VanderVeen

Steve VanderVeen

Professor of Management and Director of Center for Faithful Leadership at Hope College
Steve VanderVeen is a professor of management and director of the Center for Faithful Leadership at Hope College in Holland, Mich. He teaches various project-based leadership courses and serves students in the the center's entrepreneurial development and student consulting programs.
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3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

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