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ICSB World Conference 2017 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Day 1

ICSB World Conference 2017 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Day 1

ICSB World Conference 2017 kicks off at UCA, Argentina’s Catholic University in Buenos Aires.

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy introduces the first panelists for the ICSB World Conference 2017.

The opening of the ICConferencence 2017 in Buenos Aires.

Francisco Cabrera, Argentinian Minister of Production, joins the welcoming panel of the ICSB World Conference.

ICSB President and Argentinian Minister of Production and secretary of SMEs sign the Resolution for the International MSME day.

Dr. El Tarabishy introduces ICSB’s partners, Facebook $ Amazon.

Jose Ricardo de Freitas Martins Da Veiga, Special Secretary of SMEs in Brazil, at the ICSB World Conference.

“Study the past if you want to define the future.” Confucius History is made.

ICSB Korea at ICSB World Conference

Standing Ovation for ICSB and MSMEs

Peter Cazamias Asst Admin, Office SBA talks about US Best Initiatives Govt Promoted to support development of entres and SMEs

Dr. El Tarabishy reads ICSB’s Proclamation for the need for creation of the MSME day, which was declared at the UN, May 11, 2017

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David B. Audretsch at the ICSB World Conference!

“Silicon Valley Model of Entrepreneurship”. How and why do startups survive, when they do?

Dr. El Tarabishy and Patrick Leahy, president of Wilkes University.

Today’s last panel of the ICSB World Conference starts now at UCA.

ICSB 2017 Conference – GIA Slush Pitch Competition Recap

ICSB 2017 Conference – GIA Slush Pitch Competition Recap

The President of ICSB introduces Olli Vuola, from SLUSH GIA, for the Slush Competition at The ICSB 2017 Conference.

Slush Global impact accelerator 2017 takes place in Argentina.

Students from all over the world present their initiatives for the Slush Competition.

The winners presented their projects to participate in Slush Global Impact Accelerator Competition 2017.

WHAT IS SLUSH GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR?

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.

GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25– December 2, 2017 culminating in Slush.

IN 2017, WE ARE LOOKING FOR IMPACT STARTUPS THAT:

• Have the vision to solve pressing challenges globally
• Have a business idea that has gained some traction, but is still in an early phase
• Have a solution that supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
• Have potential to scale
• Have skills and drive to succeed
• Have at least one working prototype

WHAT IS SLUSH?

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers. In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries went to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.

ICSB Academy 2017 Cohort Recap – Day 1

ICSB Academy 2017 Cohort Recap – Day 1

We are here in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the 3rd Annual ICSB Academy is taking place. Students from all over the world have gathered to learn about entrepreneurship from renowned entrepreneurs and academic leaders.

International Communication Graduate Students are competing at the ICSB Academy!

Executive Director of ICSB, Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, talks to students about innovation and creativity.

Students and global faculty put their innovation and creativity skills to the test by creating paper airplanes with coins inside. Students must then create a marketing pitch for why their airplane is the best.

The judging is underway for the airplane competition at the ICSB Academy! Students must put their creativity and innovation to the test by not only creating the best airplane but also convincing the judges that their airplane is the best. Students are encouraged to create a compelling story to “sell” their airplane.

Students present their products and slogans at the ICSB Academy.

Judges deliberate on the best marketing strategy and best plane among the groups of students. #ICSBAcademy #ICSB2017

Posted by International Council for Small Business (ICSB) on Monday, June 26, 2017

Judges deliberate on the best marketing strategy and best plane among the groups of students.

Mess ups and successes – lessons learned

Major f*** ups and successes – lessons learned #ICSBAcademy #ICSB2017

Posted by International Council for Small Business (ICSB) on Monday, June 26, 2017

Students ask questions after the lessons learned panelists tell their stories.

ICSB President Luca Iandoli tells the story of how ICSB Academy came into being, and gives final notes before ending the first session of the ICSB Academy 2017 Cohort.

ICSB closes its first session of the ICSB Academy. A big thank you to all participants for an amazing day.

Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017, Argentina

Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017, Argentina

Present your business idea to get an opportunity to be admitted to the Global Impact Accelerator program in Helsinki (all travel and expenses and the registration fee will be paid for the winners).
15 startups teams will be admitted to the GIA Slush Pitch competition. A Jury of national and international experts will select the best three teams who will be given the possibility to present again to Slush experts via Skype. The winning team will be admitted to participate to the 2017 Slush Bootcamp in Helsinki.

Organizers:

When?

Wednesday June 28, 2017

Where?

Centro Metropolitano de Diseno (Algarrobo 1041)

WHAT IS SLUSH GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR?

Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other multiple partners globally. The purpose is to support impact- driven startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors, engaging the Nordic community with the global impact entrepreneurs, and enhancing the mobilization of capital towards impactful business.

GIA 2017 brings impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks. The program includes online pre-event coaching and Helsinki BootCamp program from November 25– December 2, 2017 culminating in Slush.

IN 2017, WE ARE LOOKING FOR IMPACT STARTUPS THAT:

• Have the vision to solve pressing challenges globally
• Have a business idea that has gained some traction, but is still in an early phase
• Have a solution that supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
• Have potential to scale
• Have skills and drive to succeed
• Have at least one working prototype

 

WHAT IS SLUSH?

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers. In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries went to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.

Media and Press — UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises, 6 April 2017

Media and Press — UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises, 6 April 2017

6 April 2017 – Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 27 June as International Day for those actors.

In a resolution adopted without a vote, the 193-member body also invited all stakeholders, including Member States, UN entities and civil society organizations, to observe the Day and raise public awareness of their contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which the Assembly adopted in September 2015.

The resolution was introduced by the delegation of Argentina, with its representative stating that more than 95 per cent of enterprises in the world are micro-, small- and medium-sized and they account for about 60 per cent of private sector employment.

“These enterprises can in fact become the engines that sustain growth for long-term development in developing countries,” the representative said, thanking the contribution made by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) to the creation of the Day.

ICSB held its 61st Annual World Conference here at United Nations last year, in which authorities from over 55 countries participated. In that occasion, ICSB made a declaration about the urgent need to have a day to recognize the important role of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the development of economies as a whole.

United Nations News Center

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Associated Press of Pakistan

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KNN India

The Financial Express Bangladesh

Cátedra de Empresas Familiares – Universidad de Sevilla

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