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Join 400 leaders from banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions at the Global SME Finance Forum 2017. Taking place in Berlin from November 1 to 3, this year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance.” The program will include interative sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, fintech demos, a B2B marketplace and networking sessions. Learn more and register before September 30 for our $200 early bird discount.
Prof. Yuri Rubin, president, and Mr. Daniel Mozhzhukhin, chief executive officer, of the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education (RUAEE), welcomed Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin, president-elect of ICSB, to Moscow on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. RUAEE hosted a luncheon in Dr. Franklin’s honor at Taras Bulba, a popular, traditional Ukrainian restaurant.
ICSB Senior Vice President Ahmed Osman is representing ICSB Egypt and ICSB at the ILO high level conference on youth and is working on having ICSB present in a number of North African countries.
As a result of declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the average age of the global population is increasing. This demographic trend has important implications for the labor market. Aging individuals are not always able to find satisfactory outlets for their abilities. Moreover, finding sufficient funds to maintain the current level of pension and health-care benefits is a major concern for many countries.
The presentation will address recent concerns about lack of reproducibility and replicability of entrepreneurship research. The presentation will address causes for this problem and propose some solutions. The goal is for the presentation and subsequent panelist comments to be thought-provoking and lead to a lively and informative exchange of ideas regarding these issues.
How does a run-away high school dropout in Mexico end up with an investment from an American Chairman and CEO?
Little more than a year ago, Xochitl Santiago was in her 5th semester fof high school at Emiliano Zapata in Milpa Alta, Mexico City. At school, Xochitl didn’t stand out as a stellar student. As a teenage girl who ran away from home, she was supporting herself and the important of generating income overshadowed the importance of obtaining a good education. In the evenings and on the weekends, she worked at a candy factory. It was not uncommon for the women working in this facotry to faint while at work–resulting from the combination of malnutrition, dehydration, and poor working conditions. It was this job that landed Xochitl herself in the hospital just one month before she would be pitching her own candy business to an American Chairman and CEO in Washington, D.C.
ICSB Global SE offers a unique in-person and online educational hybrid model of instruction where participants can take in-person SE modules at the international headquarters of ICSB at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on October 25th, 26th and 27th (optional if you want to attend the GW Global Entrepreneurship Conference) or at one of our affiliated global partner locations (forthcoming) and then continue taking the remaining SE modules completely online using our new learning platform to be launched January 15th, 2018.
On October 26th and 27th, The George Washington University School of Business will host the 8th Annual GW October Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. The conference theme will be New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work. The conference will bring together practitioners, educators, policy makers and industry CEOs and leaders to explore the concept of the new entrepreneurial frontiers like automation and universal basic income – identifying key stakeholders and how they can collaborate for success. We will discuss specific examples where pioneering growth in these new entrepreneurial frontiers are taking place. Please click below to view the various plenary sessions featured at the conference. A major new session is added titled: The End of The World as We Know It: The Idea Time Capsule.