Global Entrepreneurship Week – 2013
Its that time of year again, Global Entrepreneurship Week is upon us! This week celebrates the innovators, challengers and visionaries who help shape the future and spur economic growth!
Cornell plans to celebrate GEW in a variety of ways. Check out the schedule here!
Here at E@D we are featuring some of our best eClips highlighting entrepreneurship on a global level. Take some time to check out some famous start-up titans views on what it means to be a global entrepreneur!
Invest in Women as Entrepreneurs – Shelly Porges
A Franklin Fellow and Senior Adviser leading the Global Women’s Business Initiative at the U.S. State Department, Shelly Porges brings an experienced perspective to what type of woman in developing Africa yields the highest success rate in her new venture. Porges goes on to discuss the political capabilities that could be obtained by fostering a positive entrepreneurial ecosystem in which these women could engage with one another.
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Saddi on Middle Eastern Start Ups
Joe Saddi, consultant and man of many hats, discusses the opportunities SME’s can bring to the global economy. He also points out some obstacles in the way including lack of easier access to financing specifically in Middle Eastern countries, disparities in educational programs to enable entrepreneurs and apprehension for taking on risk.
Engineering, Economics & Entrepreneurship
Rajiv Gupta is Chairman, President and CEO of Rohm and Haas, which specializes in making cutting-edge specialty chemicals that are used in products as diverse as paint and computers. Gupta discusses the importance of engineering and industry as a means of economic development in emerging markets. He speaks of the low barriers to trade and ease of globalization to realize world-wide efficiencies in the production space.
Engineers as Entrepreneurs here
Leaders Are Open & Clear
Educational entrepreneur, William Kabbis was the African liaison to the Partnership of African and Lansing Schools (PALS) program happening right down our street. Sadly William passed away last year from health complications. In this clip he discusses what he learned from his visits to America and how he translated this learning to his peers in Kenya at the Mbaka Oromo School. He states that it is this clear communication of teachings that leads to the most effective leadership: being open and forward.
More on African Business here
McGovern on VC
Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and a titan of the Venture Capital industry, McGovern shares his thoughts on how to best navigate the waters of VC funding in an ever increasing globalized world. He notes to keep a shrewd eye on Southeast Asia as the next hotspot for developing businesses and profits.
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