ICSB Knowledge Exchange

ICSB Knowledge Exchange enhances learning and provides our members with new knowledge, perspectives; practice and policy are informed by research and vice versa. ICSB Knowledge exchange is often the starting point for collaborative adaptation efforts that cross traditional sectoral and disciplinary boundaries.

Below you will find a calendar of our upcoming Exchange sessions via our online webinar technology and is FREE to ACCESS. Please register and share it with your networks! As you scroll down, you will find the library of our most successful sessions. 

Family Business

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Rogers Matama presents on family business in Uganda

Rogers Matama is currently a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Head Dept of Logistics Management, MUBS. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in finance focusing on family businesses from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA Finance) from Makerere University. Besides researching and authoring books on family business, Rogers has supported small, big business owners through training, mentorship and specialized consultancies especially in family business governance and finance. Additionally, he often offers efforts on the business idea(s) and business plan evaluations at the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda and the Innovation and Incubation Centre of MUBS.

 

Past Webinars

Pitch JICSB

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Tune in to learn about the ICSB Pitch JICSB with Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy (ICSB)

The Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) explores the many dimensions of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) policy, economic development policy supporting MSMEs, and MSME performance. The journal is part of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), a potent source of expertise and knowledge. The purpose of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) is to advance research and knowledge of policies and economic development as they relate to improving the performance and sustainability of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). To achieve this, JICSB will emphasize the relevance of the authors’ contributions to MSME practice. This unique focus creates the challenge of attracting and managing submissions of rigorous academic scholarly activity that intersect with the application of the knowledge created to operational practices of MSMEs.

 

ICSB Lexicon: French Edition: Creativity and Design Thinking

Date: Wednesday September 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Dr. Valerie Lejeune is a scientific expert in Creativity Management and will show how to learn & experience the Collective Creativity Method

« Creativity Methods, focus on A.C.T.I.N.G.©»

Learn & Experience the Collective Creativity Method A.C.T.I.N.G.©

Creativity is a critical mindset to overcome the often obsolete patterns of thinking to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Since 1950, different schools of thought have illustrated the logic of co-creation for Innovation and Business Development In each case, a specific intellectual approach is proposed to improve the old mental configurations and to establish a group dynamic, see for example Design Thinking (based on user empathy, analysis, and intuition) or Concept-Knowledge theory (structuring the mind over the uncertain).

The creativity method A.C.T.I.N.G.© (Attitudes for Creative Thinking in Group) is based on theatrical techniques of letting go or defixation, the production of linguistic and imaginary elements generating value potential. This method brings together heterogeneous participants around a staged process, daring fulfillment and performance.

This method is the result of 10 years of applied research with companies.

The approach allows the generation of innovative and valuable ideas (coherent, relevant, robust ideas),

development of creative individual skills and organizational capabilities, reinforcement of cohesion and attractiveness of transversal work, and fosters new managerial practices and cultural transformation.

Be curious and discover this human-based method successful in many industrial sectors!

Join this session to learn the mechanics and tools, and experience the benefits of A.C.T.I.N.G.©!

Speaker: Dr. Valerie Lejeune is a scientific expert in Creativity Management.

She is Maître de Conferences at UCO BN, Director of Master 2 “Innovation, Entreprise, Société”, Director of the Ad Valorem collection at L’Harmattan. For the last 10 years she has been involved in consulting, teaching and research. She developed methodological tools to accelerate creative performance at the individual, collective and systemic level, based on the principles of profitability and respectability. Previously, Valerie had 15 years of international industrial experience in R&D and Innovation at the ArjoWiggins paper group, where she contributed to the invention and technology development of papers for printing, digital and luxury markets.

Valerie was awarded a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Grenoble INP, and in Business Administration from PSB France; she is preparing an HDR. Also certified Independent Director from ADAE, Actress Cours Florent and W.S.E.T. London.

Moderated by: Dr. Adnane Maâlaoui Co-Director IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center

 

KHUB Spotlight: Houston Community College: Entrepreneurial Initiatives

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

A discussion with ICSB KHUB Director Brenda Rios Brombacher about Houston Community College: Entrepreneurial Initiatives and their programs.

Speaker: 

Brenda Rios Brombacher, Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Community Relations and ICSB KHUB Director for HCC

Brenda Rios Brombacher joined the Houston Community College team, to help direct and develop entrepreneurial initiatives within the student body and Houston entrepreneurial community. This includes developing strategic partnerships, lead and help develop, promote, and grow entrepreneurship in Houston.

ICSB Lexicon: Spanish Edition

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

A discussion in spanish of CETYS and Tijuana’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem with Ricardo Alvarez and Analía Pastran

Speaker: 

Ricardo D. Alvarez, Professor of Entrepreneurship at CETYS University and ICSB Board Member

A seasoned entrepreneur, advertising and marketing professional, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez has more than 35 years of professional experience working in different industries, from advertising agencies to retail marketing to banking and health services. He holds a BS in Advertising and an MBA and DBA from USIU/CETYS University. He is a founding partner of Simó-Bosch Consulting, a business development and strategic services firm. Currently, he is a full-time entrepreneurship professor and researcher at CETYS University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Alvarez has been mentor in several incubators, like MindHub and Endeavor. His academic research is focused on business innovation, experiential learning, organizational development, change management and entrepreneurship finance.

Moderated by Prof. Analia Pastran, Founder and Executive Director of Smartly Social Entrepreneurship on the SDGs, New York.

Presentadora: Prof. Analia Pastran, Directora ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS, Nueva York.

Igniting Impact Premier and Interview

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Tune in to the premiere of Igniting Impact with Mr. Steve Distante (Vanderbilt Financial Group) and Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy (ICSB)

Award-winning documentary film “Igniting Impact” shares the story of eight impactful entrepreneurs using their businesses to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Speaker: Stephen Distante, Founder and Chairman of Vanderbilt Financial Group and Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, President and CEO of the International Council for Small Business

ICSB Around the World: Mexico

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Francisco Navarrete explains the Entrepreneurship and Univerisity Ecosystem in Mexico
 

ICSB’s greatest asset is its network. A strong and unified collective, ICSB’s partners, can be found in practically every entrepreneurship corner of the world. Join us as we share an inside view of what is happening regionally. ICSB’s way to demonstrate our commitment to the pursuit and exchange of knowledge, our members have the unique opportunity to hear about the individual perspectives from around the world.

A discussion with Dr. Francisco Navarrete-Báez PhD. Professor-Researcher of the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) at Guadalajara City, Mexico.

Digital Entrepreneurship

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Dr. Nasiru Daiyabu Taura, Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University, presents on how digital entrepreneurship is changing business.
 
As the world demands a digital transition, Dr. Taura assists us in reframing our perspectives around entrepreneurial ecosystems. Having a wide repertoire of research and professional expertise, Dr. Taura will touch on aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation, design management, starting and scaling digital businesses, digital clustering, and innovative ecosystems.

Speaker: 

Dr Nasiru Daiyabu Taura, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation & Bournemouth University, UK

Nasiru’s research and professional expertise covers aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation, and design management, starting & scaling digital businesses, digital clustering, and innovation ecosystems. He has examined and is now supervising doctoral students in the fields of entrepreneurship & innovation management with focus on digital entrepreneurship, clustering, and ecosystems. He has written papers on digital cluster innovations in the Bournemouth & Poole region of the UK, Africa, as well as led the publication of an eclectic pioneering book on digital entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa. He is the Programme Coordinator for MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (IME) at Bournemouth University, and also leads the university’s Small Business Charter accreditation (application team). He is also a visiting lecturer at Southampton University, UK and External Examiner at Bath Spa University, UK. In pursuit of academic excellence Dr Taura traveled extensively presented at international conferences such as Academy of Management conference in the US, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland etc etc. Dr Taura have also given keynote speech at Africa Logistics Conference held at Kenya in 2019. Dr Taura is a member of many professional organizations including Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK; Member Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK; and Fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Dr Taura is the co-founder of the Pan African Innovation , & Cluster Academy (PAICA Global for short). PAICA Global platform incubates clustered start-ups mainly in Africa with opportunities for crowd-funding, networking, and mentoring linked to a global network. Through PAICA Global network Dr Taura encourages social innovations, tech for social good solutions and advocates grass root innovations in Africa and globally. Please see the weblink: https://paica.info/. Dr Taura is a seasoned academic, digital entrepreneur, and social innovator

Youth Entrepreneurship

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Lucas Vining and Skye Blanks discuss the trials and tribulations of a student-run nonprofit, Sa’akom Farms in which Lucas is the founder of.

Speaker: Lucas Vining, is a Cambodian-American scientist, student entrepreneur, innovator and founder of Sa’akom Farms. and Skye Blanks, ICSB Junior Project Manager

You INC: It all begins with YOU!

Date:Friday September 11, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Ruth Dwyer explains, taking stock of your assets and marketing them.

People themselves are their most important asset. Everyone, regardless of current role/job or business idea has influence and can use it to contribute to society. However, cultivating one’s potential is hard, especially when balancing responsibilities between career and home. This course uses business and personal development tools to help participants define their goals, clarify their image and get the best out of their lives.

A discussion with Dr. Ruth Dwyer, Pivoting pediatrician and MBA Candidate at The George Washington University

View Full Fall “You. Inc” Program

ICSB Lexicon: Arabic Webinar

Date: Thursday September 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Mr. Amr Abouelazm discusses with Mr. Ahmed Osman “Towards creating an Arab SME & Entrepreneurship Integrated Ecosystem”.

ICSB Chair of the Board and small business owner, Ahmed Osman, goes live on the ICSB EdExchange monthly to host a webinar in Arabic. To better connect with our Arabic speaking partners and to help ICSB dive deeper into the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Arab-speaking world.

 

Women Entrepreneurship Series: Women in Leadership Interview

Date: Tuesday September 8, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
A conversation about Alena Hammond’s leadership at Covance with Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy.

Serving as both a webinar series to guide woman entrepreneurs and a program to ensure that entrepreneurs who identify as women feel the proper support to attend and present at the 2021 ICSB World Congress in Paris, Linda Acholonu will take the lead on this important and urgent program. Women entrepreneurs face unparalleled feats as they work in mostly men-dominated spaces. We are excited to launch this program as it seeks to serve the intersections of oppression and struggle that many entrepreneurs face.

 This program will match new entrepreneurs with mentors to engage with one-on-one mentorship. A program completely designed, created, and implemented by women for women, the webinars will be accompanied by a week-long program tied to ICSB’s 2021 World Congress.

A discussion will be led by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, with Alena Hammond.

Speaker: 

Alena Hammond, BSN, Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development Operations

Ms. Hammond currently holds the position of SVP, Head of Global Clinical Development Operations and is responsible for the operational delivery of for full service outsourced clinical trials, Phase IB through IV. This portfolio is comprised of greater than 500 active clinical trials across top 40 Pharma and emerging Biotechs in a broad variety of therapeutic areas. In this role, she leads a global team of over 1,000 people.

Toward Industry and Society 5.0

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Tune in to learn how innovation and entrepreneurship have been drivers of change and outside the box thinking across time and space.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship have been drivers of change and outside the box thinking across time and space. The convergence of AI-enabled emerging technologies across all sectors has been creating and diffusing conditions that serve as triggers, catalysts, and accelerators of socio-economic, socio-technical and socio-political transformation across regions and continents. In this ICSB webinar series, we will be outlining the factors and trends that can serve to help understand and possibly anticipate transformative and potentially disruptive developments across locations, sectors, and institutions. In particular, the concepts of the Quadruple and Quintuple Innovation Helix Frameworks where the institutional pillars of Government, University, Industry, and Civil Society mesh with each and the fifth dimension, the Environment, to define and shape the operational landscape for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of global/local (glocal) innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems as the building blocks of the emerging society, technology, and economy paradigms.

Speaker: Dr. Elias G. Carayannis is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and
Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Are artists entrepreneurs, or are entrepreneurs artists? During the Exchange Webinar, we will discuss topics that are not only for those interested in artistic pursuits but rather, all who are entrepreneurially motivated. This discussion will help shift our perspectives beyond financial gains to recognize the intrinsic, human, and create value in the entrepreneurial world. Engaging with art from an entrepreneurial perspective can teach us much about the seemingly endless scope of entrepreneurial pursuits, just as working entrepreneurially from the perspective of an artist can configure new and previously unnoticed opportunities.

Speaker: Lenore Miller, Former Director of the University Art Galleries and Chief Curator at the George Washington University.

ICSB Insider: Journal Series-JSBM

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
Tune in to the introduction of the Journal of Small Business Management with Eric Liguori

ICSB hosts two academic journals, the Journal for Small Business Management and the Journal of the International Council for Small Business. Together, these journals encourage ICSB’s outreach to researchers and practitioners around the world. The Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, will be joined by the two journals Managing Editors, Dr. Jeff Alves (JICSB), and Dr. Eric Liguori (JSBM), for the unique experiences of giving ICSB members a chance to view the inside workings of two entrepreneurship journals.

Speaker: Dr. Eric Liguori is the Managing Editor of JSBM and the Rohrer Professorial Chair of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Women entrepreneurship, which challenges and barriers?/ Emprendimiento femenino, qué desafíos y barreras?

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM EDT

Invited Speaker:

Date: August 20, 10.30am NYC time.

Presentator: Prof. Analia Pastran, Founder and Executive Director of Smartly Social Entrepreneurship on the SDGs, New York. 

Disertante:

Fecha: 20 de agosto a las 10.30am (NYC time).

Presentadora: Prof. Analia Pastran, Directora ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS, Nueva York.

DIGITAL FUTURES, INTELLIGENCE, & CAPITAL: THE CHANGING SYSTEMS & CAPABILITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Lecture Given by Dr Nasiru Daiyabu Taura, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation & Bournemouth University, UK

Nasiru’s research and professional expertise covers aspects of entrepreneurship, innovation, and design management, starting & scaling digital businesses, digital clustering, and innovation ecosystems. He has examined and is now supervising doctoral students in the fields of entrepreneurship & innovation management with focus on digital entrepreneurship, clustering, and ecosystems. He has written papers on digital cluster innovations in the Bournemouth & Poole region of the UK, Africa, as well as led the publication of an eclectic pioneering book on digital entrepreneurship in Sub Saharan Africa. He is the Programme Coordinator for MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (IME) at Bournemouth University, and also leads the university’s Small Business Charter accreditation (application team). He is also a visiting lecturer at Southampton University, UK and External Examiner at Bath Spa University, UK. In pursuit of academic excellence Dr Taura traveled extensively presented at international conferences such as Academy of Management conference in the US, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland etc etc. Dr Taura have also given keynote speech at Africa Logistics Conference held at Kenya in 2019. Dr Taura is a member of many professional organizations including Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK; Member Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK; and Fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Dr Taura is the co-founder of the Pan African Innovation , & Cluster Academy (PAICA  Global for short). PAICA Global platform incubates clustered start-ups mainly in Africa with opportunities for crowd-funding, networking, and mentoring linked to a global network. Through PAICA Global network Dr Taura encourages social innovations, tech for social good solutions  and advocates  grass root innovations in Africa and globally.  Please see the weblink: https://paica.info/. Dr Taura is a seasoned academic, digital entrepreneur, and social innovator

Tendances technologiques pour créer ou développer une entreprise (TPE/PME) post-covid 19/ New tech trends, startup and MSMEs post Covid-19

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM EDT

Nous sommes au milieu de la 4ème révolution industrielle et la technologie évolue plus rapidement que jamais. L’entreprise pour se développer doit être en mouvement permanent car elle est chahutée par les mutations technologiques profondes qui impactent son business model, ses relations avec ses parties prenantes ainsi que les modes de collaboration avec ses salariés. Parmi les nombreuses avancées technologiques et numériques, seules certaines sont créatrices de valeur et offrent de nouvelles opportunités. Il est plus que jamais important pour un créateur / dirigeant d’entreprise de les connaître en priorité. Ainsi, ils peuvent tirer parti des nouvelles tendances et se développer. A travers ce webinaire, nous verrons comment l’IA, la blockchain, les réseaux de données 5G, la conduite autonome, les machines sans interface, les agents intelligents etc. sont autant des tendances technologiques qui impacte(ront) les créateurs / dirigeants d’entreprises.

We are in the middle of the fourth technological revolution and technology is changing faster than ever. To develop, companies must be in constant motion because they are challenged by technological mutations that impact their business model, their relationships with their stakeholders and the ways their collaborate with their employees. Among numerous technological advances, only a few of them offer opportunities to create value. It is more crucial than ever for business leaders and creators to be familiar with them. Only in this way they can exploit the opportunities offered by new technological trends to develop their business. With this webinar, you will see how artificial intelligence, block chains, 5G networks, self-driving vehicles, machines without interface, intelligent agents are technological trends can impact businesses.

Moderated by Dr. Adnane Maâlaoui Co-Director IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center
Speaker: Rony Germon, Associate Professor IPAG

A Conversation about Africa’s Growth and Integration with Mr. Kassoum Coulibaly

Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Mr. Kassoum Coulibaly is an economist, a strategist, an intellectual and social entrepreneur motivated and committed for the global economic progress, the global sustainable development and the universal peace promotion with more than 20 years working experience with Youth and Women across Africa and the World. He is now dedicating all his life for the promotion of and protection of Human Rigths, Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Worldwide,
Integration, Growth and sustainable Develoment of Africa.

He has worked for several national and international NGs and United Nations (UN) organizations like UNESCO, UNDP, UNV and UNCTAD in Africa. And also engaged with some famous global organizations like the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) where he holds leadership positions in the past.

As an African Economic Freedom Fighter (AEFF), Mr. Coulibaly is also currently supporting the promotion of entrepreneurship among Youth and Women organizations for more than ten (10) years) in the issues of information and communication, education and training, technical assistance and consulting, studies and research, Business Development and Access to Finance.

Mr. Coulibaly is the Founder, President and CEO of the Global Institute for Women’s Empowerment Group (GIWE GROUP), a member of MenEngage Global Alliance and also the National Coordinator of
MenEngage Network Mali and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of MenEngage Africa Alliance. He is also a UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative Member and the Co-Founder of the African Development Group (ADG), the African Mining Alliance (AMA), the Alliance for African Renaissance (ARA) and the African Youth Center (AYC).

The Performance of Brazilian MSMEs in Pandemic Times – Their Problems and Difficulties in Surviving and Growing/O desempenho das MPEs brasileiras em tempos de pandemia – Seus problemas e dificuldades

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

In this webinar we will make a quick flash back of the economic and social situation of Brazil until the beginning of this of COVID-19 pandemic period. Then we will analyze the impacts of social distancing measures and the closing of non-essential businesses where through market surveys we will demonstrate the main changes in financial and market indices as well as the main changes in the Brazilians business models of MSMEs.

Bachelor of Business Administration , specialist in Higher Education Teaching and Commercial Operations Logistics and also Master in Education , 33 years of experience as an entrepreneur and collaborator of large companies. And for the last is 15 years working with consulting and training in Entrepreneurship and Logistics. Researcher in Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Education and Logistics, currently Coordinator and Teacher of the Management Course of Business and Innovation at Fatec Sebrae (www.fatecsebrae.edu.br) one of the faculties of Centro Paula Souza

Neste webinar iremos efetuar um rápido histórico da situação econômica e social do Brasil até o início deste período de pandemia de COVID-19. Em seguida será analisado os impactos das medidas de distanciamento social e fechamento dos negócios não essenciais onde por meio de pesquisas de mercado serão demonstradas as principais alterações em índices financeiros e mercadológicos assim como as principais mudanças nos modelos de negócios de MPEs.

Bacharel em Administração de Empresas, especialista em Ensino Superior e Logística de Operações Comerciais e também Mestre em Educação, 33 anos de experiência como empresário e colaborador de grandes empresas. E nos últimos 15 anos trabalha com
consultoria e treinamento em Empreendedorismo e Logística. Pesquisador em Empreendedorismo, Educação Empresarial e Logística, atualmente Coordenador e Professor do Curso de Gestão de Negócios e Inovação da Fatec Sebrae (www.fatecsebrae.edu.br) faculdade pertencente ao Centro Paula Souza

Resilience building for MSMEs in Response to the Global Crisis

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, we focus on Resilience building for MSMEs with a combined approach of policy and field-oriented response. We jointly argue that MSMEs could be the drivers of recovery. A recovery that should be green and inclusive in alignment with the SDGs and 2030 Development Agenda. Covid-19 Pandemic became a wake-up call for the crucial and emergent need to refocus on MSME’s challenges across the Globe. We highlight their centrality to the resilience-building for the entire community and the ecosystem in which they thrive.

With this joint conversation, we will focus on policy response at the global and local level as well as resilience capacity building, that bridges tangible solutions to resilience through; innovative research, a responsive framework, and a technology toolkit.

Speakers:

Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D
Chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, New York.

Elira Karaja, Ph.D
Development Economist and Fellow at Harriman-SIPA Columbia University. Co-founder of The Agorà Method. https://www.theagoramethod.com

Benjamin J. Watsky – MBA, Captain US Air Force. He is the co-founder of The Agorà Method and the Executive Director of OpenWorld Relief. https://www.theagoramethod.com

Impacts and responses to COVID-19 in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Latin America | Impactos y respuestas ante el COVID-19 en los ecosistemas de emprendimiento de América Latina

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

ICSB Exchange Webinar | ICSB Intercambios, Webinar en español

Sharing MSME’s ideas and experiences in Spanish!

COVID-19 allows us to be more innovative than ever before. For the first time ever ICSB is offering a series webinar in Spanish. During these webinar series we are going to discuss the following: Impacts and responses to COVID-19 in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Latin America.

Compartiendo experiencias e ideas de MiPyMEs

COVID-19 nos permite ser más innovadores que nunca. Por primera vez, ICSB ofrece una serie de seminarios web en español. Durante este seminario web vamos a abordar lo siguiente: Impactos y respuestas ante el COVID-19 en los ecosistemas de emprendimiento de América Latina

Speakers/Disertante:

Prof. Ph.D. Hugo Kantis: Director de Prodem/ IdeI-UNGS, Argentina.

Moderator:

Analia Pastran: Founder and Executive Director of Smartly Social Entrepreneurship on the SDGs, New York and Buenos Aires.

Society for Arts

Entrepreneurship Education

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM EDT

In this webinar, Josef Hanson and Todd A. Stuart will discuss the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education: its mission, membership, and current initiatives in Arts Entrepreneurship. They will also discuss the challenges of defining the field of Arts Entrepreneurship and a research project they are working on with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project.

Speakers:

Todd A. Stuart is an artist, entrepreneur, and educator. He is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. He is the President-elect of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education.

Josef Hanson is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. He serves as President of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education and Managing Editor of the organization’s new journal, the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education.

Resilience as an intertwined logic between the individual and the organization: the case of ESSCA School of Management in times of lockdown

Date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
In front of covid-19 pandemic, and the consequent lockdown of some European economies, organizations were obliged to react by adapting quickly to a new virtual world.
The capacity to overcome difficulties; the process of adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or significant sources of stress is called resilience. A system is resilient if it continues to carry out its mission in the face of adversity.
At the organizational level, the capability to adjust to disruptions and adapt to unpredictable sudden shocks is called organizational resilience. Among factors determining organizational resilience we can mention risk management, innovation processes, and educational processes. But, beyond the process and resources there is people that can suffer for the consequences of the problem. A resilient
organization can adapt quickly to change if their people are also resilient.
 
At the individual level, two psychological mechanisms appear when explaining resilience: the regulation of emotion (emotional resilience) and the flexibility of thought (cognitive resilience). Emotional and cognitive resilience are related to emotional and cognitive adaptations the individual develops to overcome constraints. Even if emotions are transitory, they lead to action in different ways. For example, a negative affect damages the capacity to recover from adversity. Positive emotions can undo the effects of negative emotions and allow the cognitive broadening of the individual.
 
ESSCA School of Management has successfully overcome the problems of the lockdown, assuring the continuity of all the activities in an exceptional short transition frame time of a week. The successful operation is a combination of procedures and resources (organizational resilience) and the development of the individual resilience (regulation of emotion and cognitive broadening) of their
collaborators.
 
The regulation of emotion is implemented at three levels: managerial support (proximity managers are in contact with their collaborators to support them in one to one meetings), psychological support (a service of psychological aid is available for the collaborators), and group cohesion (because of a strong culture of group work and mutual aid). The cognitive broadening is supported by several weekly group
meetings and information disclosure (CEO presentation, Faculty meeting, Department meeting, etc.).
 
Several procedures and resources are implemented to help the transition such as new software systems for meeting, teaching, or evaluating. Also, continuous training is available to help permanent and temporary professors and assistants to develop their work virtually.
Based on this information, the webinar will be the opportunity to discuss about good practices in times
of lockdown.
 
Speaker:
 
Professor Inés GABARRET, ESSCA School of Management (View CV here)

Family Business Sustainability in Rough Times with Dr. Rogers Matama

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Join Dr. Roger Matama in the discussion about family business sustainability in rough times. How family business overcome adversity and the support systems they my must lean on.

Rogers Matama is currently a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Head Dept of Logistics Management, MUBS. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in finance focusing on family businesses from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA Finance) from Makerere University. Besides researching and authoring books on family business, Rogers has supported small, big business owners through training, mentorship and specialized consultancies especially in family business governance and finance. Additionally, he often offers efforts on the business idea(s) and business plan evaluations at the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda and the Innovation and Incubation Centre of MUBS.

Societal and economic shifts due to COVID-19

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM EDT/ 18 CET

As the world rebalances, the entrepreneurial realm seeks to fill in missing gaps. After experiencing months of the global crisis and economic failure, our community recognizes the critical importance of capturing technology to address the cause, spread, and cure to crisis situations. However, there is only one step that is of greater importance to this technological establishment which would be the creation of an ecosystem that enables economic continuation through periods of serious stagnation and social distancing. Tech startup specialist, Constantijn van Oranje will join us live, in hopes of addressing the ways in which we can design and support a tech ecosystem and the subsequent tech startups as they strive to survive throughout a crisis. In asking the questions, What is needed to emerge successfully from the crisis?; Why is this important?; And What has Techleap done so far and how effective has it been?, we will move closer to a greater understanding of the ways in which we can support small businesses and entrepreneurship throughout our new normal and future of uncertainty.

Speaker:

Constantijn van Oranje is the leader of TechLeap.NL, which is a non-profit, publicly funded tech ecosystem accelerator in The Netherlands. TechLeap looks to specifically help to “quantify and accelerate this tech ecosystem.” Constantijn is specifically determined to transform The Netherlands into a nation that ambitiously and thoroughly assists Dutch tech companies to grow quickly throughout the international market. In focusing on improving access to capital, market, and talent, Constantijn additionally co-founded StartupFest Europe, which is the largest start-up event in The Netherlands. His international background and reach have given him the clarity and reach necessary to bring innovation and technological passion to the center of the Dutch ecosystem.

Moderated by:

Dr. Winslow Sargeant, ICSB President Elect

Chinese SMEs and Entrepreneurship after COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This webinar will share observations on the challenges and opportunities faced by Chinese entrepreneurs and SMEs after the COVID-19. It will discuss the trends and responses from business and government. We will share some innovative cases to illustrate how Chinese SMEs adapt and navigate through the COVID-19 global crisis. The webinar will conclude with some outlook and key implications for SMEs and entrepreneurship in China and beyond.

Background reading:

The challenges and opportunities of a global health crisis: the management and business implications of COVID-19 from an Asian perspective (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41291-020-00119-x)

Speaker short-bio:

Professor Yipeng Liu is a Full Professor in Management and Organisation Studies and Founding Director of Center for China Management and Global Business (CMGB) at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.The CMGB Center is one of the UK’s leading progressive think tanks with a focus on Business links between China and the UK. Prof. Liu obtained a doctorate (magna cum laude) in management from Mannheim University, Germany. His research interests centre on international entrepreneurship and the emerging market multinationals from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective by embracing the notion of ‘West-Meets-East’. He has received multiple prestigious awards for research. His paper on Poetry and Leadership won the 2016 Inaugural Hermann and Marianne Straniak Stiftung – MOR Best Paper Award. His paper on knowledge transfer in cross-border acquisition won the International Business Review 2016 Best Paper Award. His research has been sponsored by British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, Sino-British Fellowship Trust and Schoeller Foundation in Germany. Prof. Liu is also the Founding Director of the UK Chapter of Center for China and Globalisation (CCG), ranked as the No. 1 non-government think-tank in China. His recent book is Research Handbook of International Talent Management (Edward Elgar, 2019).

Moderated by: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy

ICSB Prime Time: Into the Unknown with Norris Krueger

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This is a whole new world that’s opening up for talented new researchers, and it’s going to give them a seat at the table, but they have to pay attention, it has to be relevant and impactful for humanity, and they have to keep focus.”

Dr. Tarabishy, ICSB Executive Director, calls Norris Krueger the Nicolas Tesla of Entrepreneurship Research of today. Norris’s ability to invent, predict, and contribute to the development of hundreds of ideas in entrepreneurship plays a big part in our current research.

A webinar with him will expand your thoughts and let you see new opportunities.

ICSB Exchange: Teaching the SDGs Part 2 with Antonella Zucchella and Dr.Sylvia Robles 

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Please join us for an exciting and illuminating webinar showcasing how ICSB colleagues from around the world are teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to their students and stakeholders This session is a follow-up to the ICSB sold-out certificate on Teaching the SDGs. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations present a novel approach to solving global issues. The session will look at a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education, and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social, and environmental targets.

Speakers Includes: 

Antonella Zucchella is a professor of Marketing and of Circular entrepreneurship at the University of Pavia in Italy.

Dr. Sylvia Robles is a visionary entrepreneur and educator who helps small businesses and students to craft their entrepreneurial dreams.

The End of the Status Quo

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT,
          3:00 PM- 4:00 PM Cairo Time

The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business at the School of Business, The American University in Cairo, cordially invites you to its eleventh webinar session, titled “The End of the Status Quo,” with speaker Ayman El Tarabishy, Deputy Chair and Teaching Professor, The George Washington University School of Business. 

The status quo is no longer enough. To say it falls far short (to the tune of 60 million jobs that need to be created by 2030) is an understatement of fact, and it is failing even strong economies and (in particular) vulnerable ones alike. The wheels of change need to be set in motion immediately. To first do that, everything that was assumed for the past 50 years must be deeply analyzed, reviewed, scrutinized, and questioned to allow for new ideas to blossom.

The new decade is blowing in with a siren sound, trying to shake the status quo and wake the complacent with dramatic thoughts and concerns for the future.

Dr. Tarabishy will discuss the forward momentum and post COVID-19. Sustainability is trending, the Gulf region welcomes the world, the middle-class in Africa is on the rise, and countries are re-examining their social contracts with their citizens. But is it enough? MSMEs do have power and can, to some extent, take control of the destiny of their businesses. They have actions and options available that they can take to minimize the disruption to their businesses.

 JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and COVID-19, social injustice, human rights, and economic growth. Incorporating the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into society’s fabric is essential for just and equitable sustainable development for all. The SDGs purpose is to stimulate everyone, from governments, businesses, NGOs, citizens, and other stakeholders, to accelerate actions that benefit the people and the planet, by fostering actions and partnerships at all levels, so no one is left behind. And since MSMEs are the foundation of our economies and society, they are at the critical leading edge of the UN’s sustainable development initiative.

Sustainable entrepreneurs are our best hope to achieve the SDGs, working within a network of like-minded visionaries, innovators, and troubleshooters. This Special Issue of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) aims to document cases of sustainable entrepreneurship across the world and to accelerate knowledge about what works and could be amplified.

Guest Editors

Prof. Analia Pastran
Exec Director of Smartly, Social Entrepreneurship on SDGs
Ph. D. Chantal Line Carpentier
Chief of UNCTAD New York
Ph. D. Adnane Maalaoui
Managing Director IPAG Entrepreneurship Center

Humane-Centered Entrepreneurship: The Key Guiding Principle for MSMEs

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EDT
In collaboration with the AES’s mission of “creating experiences that inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in Nigeria

ICSB Exchange Webinar | ICSB Intercambios, Webinar en español

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Sharing MSMEs ideas and experiences in Spanish!
COVID-19 allows us to be more innovative than ever before. For the first time ever ICSB is offering a series webinar in Spanish. During these serie webinar we are going to discuss the following:
1.Tips to activate the online sales channel and digital business cards.
2. The theory and practice behind Resilient MSMEs: Chilean experiences.
Moderator: Analia Pastran, Founder & Executive Director of Smartly, Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York and Buenos Aires
Invited Speakers:
Carlos Bustos, Founder & CEO ONHOFF, Spain
Ieva Zebryte, PhD in Management student (4th year), ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania, and Academic, Faculty of Law and Business, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

COVID-19 nos permite ser más innovadores que nunca. Por primera vez, ICSB ofrece una serie de seminarios web en español. Durante este seminario web vamos a abordar lo siguiente:

1. Tips para activar el canal de venta on-line y las tarjetas de negocios digitales.
2. Teoría y práctica detrás del concepto de MiPYMEs resilientes: experiencias chilenas.
Moderadora: Analia Pastran, Fundador y Directora Ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS, Nueva York y Buenos Aires

Disertantes:
Carlos Bustos, Fundador y CEO de ONHOFF, España
Ieva Zebryte, Estudiante de doctorado en Management (4o año), ISM University of Management and Economics, Lituania, y Académica, Facultad de Cs. Jurídicas y Empresariales, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

Rights and Voices of Youth: Teach Coding for the Youth

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Under the tagline “Rights and Voices of Youth”, ICSB is a very proud partner of DECENT JOBS FOR YOUTH THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR ACTION.

In the next years, there will be +10M of jobs for people with advanced digital skills – we must ensure inclusive and equitable opportunities for all, not some.

ICSB is proud to announce its new focus on education of the youth. We are preparing a series of activities in July focused on the youth. Yet, let us start with an extra ordinary webinar.

Coding for kids seems like an impossible endeavor, right? It’s a lot like—quite literally—learning an entirely new language! Thus, asking children to envision themselves with the ability to, say, build an app, is a difficult enough task in itself.

We would like to introduce RoboGarden! https://robogarden.ca/how-we-teach-coding

RoboGarden will teach students different coding concepts, STEAM subjects, and good morals through a game-based environment that helps the student enjoy their education while learning to become the next coding genius.

Speaker:
Ngozi Ogoke, BSc, MA, PhD Candidate, P. Chem

She is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a registered Professional Chemist with the Association of Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA). She has always been a person who likes to be involved; hence, she assisted during the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition and serving as a practice review committee member of ACPA where she is a board director. She is a member of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB); United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and was a participant in the ICSB Social entrepreneur certificate program. She is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), where she has served as a Publicity Chairperson and Assistant Secretary. Ngozi is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

 
Moderated by:
Ahmed Osman, President of the ICSB and Founder and CEO of Chrome

ICSB Membership Crash Course Session 3

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

“Changing with the Times” – Arts & Entrepreneurship Series

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Put forth by UNESCO, artists around the world engage with the “ResiliArt” movement to demonstrate how “confinement can also be a period of openness to others and to culture, to strengthen the links between artistic creation and society.” The movement remains strong despite the uncertainty and loss that many art institutions are currently facing.

Similar to the experiences of many other businesses, art galleries and exhibits must take on new forms in our new world. Just as we have seen many innovative businesses take control of the situation by enhancing their digital presence, we will learn how artists and exhibit curators are innovating to continue their businesses.
In imagining the way to captivate the social, cultural, and financial sectors of art, artists and entrepreneurs alike must reproduce the resilience of their work in the business’s reconstruction in the new normal. Join us as we share in the experience of hearing from Lenore Miller, Director of University Art Galleries and Chief Curator at the George Washington University.

Speaker: Lenore Miller

Lenore D. Miller: Director of University Art Galleries and Chief Curator
The George Washington University
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Art
MFA in Printmaking and BA in art history/fine arts

Moderated by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for GWSB

Teaching the SDGs: Global Examples

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Please join us for an exciting and illuminating webinar showcasing how ICSB colleagues from around the world are teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to their students and stakeholders This session is a follow-up to the ICSB sold-out certificate on Teaching the SDGs. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations present a novel approach to solving global issues. The session will look at a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education, and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social, and environmental targets.

Speakers:
Dr. Titilayo Olubunmi Olaposi is a Senior Research Fellow at the African Institute for
Science Policy and Innovation of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Analia Pastran, Executive Director of Smartly Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York

Dr. Francisco Navarrete-Báez PhD. Professor-Researcher of the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) at Guadalajara City, Mexico.

Alfonso Navarro Carvallo- CEO of Elite SDGs Consultoria

ICSB Membership Crash Course Session 2

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

Pitch JISCB: Meet the Editor

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

JICSB Issue 2 was intended to highlight the challenge of MSME sustainability, a critical topic for meeting the UN’s 2030 Development Goals. Now it will come out while we are still in the midst of the crisis and the topic of sustainability is even more important. What is on the other side of this pandemic? Will MSME policies need to be changed to reflect a new reality? Will programs designed to help MSMEs improve their performance and sustainability require a new focus, especially in the developing countries?

Discussion led by Dr. Jeffrey Alves, Managing Editor of Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) and Professor at Wilkes University.

The Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) explores the many dimensions of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) policy, economic development policy supporting MSMEs, and MSME performance. The journal is part of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), a potent source of expertise and knowledge. The purpose of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) is to advance research and knowledge of policies and economic development as they relate to improving the performance and sustainability of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). To achieve this, JICSB will emphasize the relevance of the authors’ contributions to MSME practice. This unique focus creates the challenge of attracting and managing submissions of rigorous academic scholarly activity that intersect with the application of the knowledge created to operational practices of MSMEs.

ICSB Membership Crash Course

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

Info Session on the ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Join and get an insight look at the ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference happening next week!

As family businesses account for some of the world’s most influential forms of business organization, ICSB, IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center with GW School of Business sees the study of this topic is essential for our members to be able to claim a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial principles and small business practices. Family businesses currently account for over 70 percent of total business, amounting to nearly 65 percent of a certain nation’s GDP. An interesting topic, given the alternative manner of training and decision making, this ICSB Global Virtual Family Business Research and Practice Conference will bring the most impressive and stunning trends in family-run enterprises to the forefront of our attention. This conference is for researchers, professionals, and practitioners, and students looking to explore this realm of entrepreneurship. The outcome of this conference will include not only an increased understanding of the details around the family business but also a community of dedicated family business supporters.

Speaker: Skye Blanks, Junior Project Manager, ICSB

ESHIP and ICSB: Discussion on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Curious about the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and their big efforts to help grow entrepreneurial ecosystems? While Kauffman is USA-focused, their large ESHIP program has much to offer ICSB members. Join Norris Krueger and Kauffman’s Christine Lai and other ESHIP leaders to explore the many great ways that ESHIP and ICSB can work together (If you’re looking for great research questions…) For more, check out www.bit.ly/ESHIPgoals & www.bit.ly/ESHIPprojects. We would love to have you get involved in any of the 7 ESHIP Goals and their projects!

Speakers:
Former ICSB officer Norris Krueger is better known for his innovative research and teaching but is now a “Goal Champion” for ESHIP. Norris is working to advance research on bottom-up, entrepreneur-led ecosystems.

Christine Lai works with Kauffman as a community activator for the ESHIP initiative focused on developing strategic partnerships. Other ESHIP Goal Champions will join us to answer questions about the Goals.

ICSB Exchange Webinar | ICSB Intercambios, Webinar en español

Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Sharing MSMEs ideas and experiences in Spanish!
COVID-19 allows us to be more innovative than ever before. For the first time ever ICSB is offering a series webinar in Spanish.
During these serie webinar we are going to discuss the following:
1. Ecosystem to be an entrepreneur in the context of COVID-19 and Climate Change. The Role of the Government: Green New Deal.
2. Rethinking business for more inclusive and resilient cities: New Urban Agenda and SDGs.
3. Legislate to protect and promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem with inclusive and representative participation during different levels of decision.

Invited Speakers:
Analia Pastran, Executive Director of Smartly Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York
Evangelina Colli, Director of Localizing the SDGs in Public Policies and Coordinator of the Local Parliament Network on the SDGs of Smartly, Buenos Aires

Compartiendo experiencias e ideas de MiPyMEs

COVID-19 nos permite ser más innovadores que nunca. Por primera vez, ICSB ofrece una serie de seminarios web en español.

Durante este seminario web vamos a abordar lo siguiente:
1. Ecosistema para emprender en el contexto del COVID-19 y del Cambio Climático. El rol del Estado: Green New Deal.
2. Repensar el negocio para ciudades más inclusivas y resilientes: clave Nueva Agenda Urbana y ODS.
3. Legislar para proteger e impulsar el ecosistema emprendedor con niveles de decisión inclusivos, participativos y representativos.

Disertantes:
Analia Pastran, Directora ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS
Evangelina Colli, Directora de Localización de ODS en Políticas Públicas y de la Red de Parlamentos Locales en ODS de Smartly

Disadvantaged Entrepreneurship: a Human Perspective | Entrepreneurs désavantagés : une Approche Humaine

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Entrepreneurship is above all, a state of mind, a way of doing, a possibility to unleash your
own creativity.

Barriers to entry have never been so low and supports have implemented an ecosystem increasingly promising and attractive. The dream to be our own boss, to create your own job but also to give a job to others. This dream is accessible to people from all sides, of all ages, beliefs, and origins. To these disadvantaged people, entrepreneurship appears a solution to create their own jobs, provide for themselves, and establish their own social and professional networks. In this webinar, we will highlight these special entrepreneurs, the new heroes!

L’entrepreneuriat est avant tout un état d’esprit, une façon de faire, de laisser cours à sa créativité.

Les barrières à l’entrée de la création d’entreprise de plus en plus faibles et les aides de plus en plus adaptées aux entrepreneurs permettent de mettre en œuvre un écosystème de plus en plus prometteur et attractif. Le rêve de devenir son propre patron, de créer son propre emploi, mais aussi de donner à d’autres l’accession à un emploi. Et ce rêve est accessible à des personnes de tout bord, de tout âge, de toute confession, de toute origine. A tous ces publics désavantagés, l’entrepreneuriat se pose comme une solution qui leur permet de créer leur propre emploi, de subvenir à leur besoins financier et de se créer des réseaux sociaux et professionnels. Dans ce webinar nous allons mettre l’accent sur ces entrepreneurs bien singuliers : les nouveaux héros !

Speaker:
Dr. Adnan Maalaoui is co-Director IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center at IPAG Business School.

The Future of Entrepreneurship and MSMEs in the Arab World Post COVID-19

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

ICSB Exchange Webinars welcomes Dr. Hala Helmy El Said Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Arab Republic of Egypt, and all other distinguished panelists.

ICSB will host, for the first time, an Exchange Webinar in Arabic. Joining together, national and organizational leaders with small business owners and entrepreneurship educators, the group will discuss their understandings for the future of both entrepreneurship and MSMEs throughout the Arab World following the reintegration post-COVID-19.

According to the IMF, small and medium-sized enterprises are the “cornerstones of Arab economies.” As they constitute over 90 percent of all businesses, SMEs create the majority of new jobs while accounting for the majority of the region’s economic growth. Currently, policy schemes and interventions have been put in place, yet they have yet to see much progress. As the Arab world holds much potential, we feel it is important to discuss them.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been known to contribute greatly in economic growth of both developed and developing countries. According to a report published in the journal of Economic Literature in the year 2000 about the manufacturing firms in developing countries, the share of MSMEs in employment tends to be higher in developing countries, which are typically more focused on small-scale production.

About Moses Ngoze
Dr Moses L. Ngoze is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at the Technical University of Mombasa in Kenya; where he teaches and provides academic leadership in Entrepreneurship and Management Science disciplines at Undergraduate and Graduate levels. He is also an Associate Consultant/ Researcher of Management at Capital Strategies Kenya Limited, Nairobi in Kenya. His research interests are concentrated in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship dimensions, financial performance, business environments, manufacturing firms, BDS, MSMEs, industrial economics in Sub Saharan Africa.