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Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs

International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs

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Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs

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In the past few years accessibility to technology and cloud computing has blown away many of the traditional obstacles to innovation, fundamentally changing the playing field for creative entrepreneurs and community leaders around the world.  This unprecedented openness is inspiring new business models and social programs that were unfathomable just a few years ago.  

In developing countries, where barriers to innovation and business development can be severe, the cloud and mobile technology are paving new roads to development and prosperity.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and the Global Business School Network (GBSN), in association with the George Washington University School of Business, will host a panel of international entrepreneurs who will address how these advances in technology and telecommunications are changing entrepreneurship around the globe.  In particular, panelists will focus on the development of mobile applications in developing countries as profit-driven, high-growth business ventures.


What: Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs

When: November 15, 2011 - 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: George Washington University School of Business, Duques Hall Room 250


Panelists:

      Mohsen Khalil, Director of Global Information and Communication Technologies Department, The World Bank/IFC 

      Joel Selanikio, CEO and co-founder, DataDyne.org 

      Pete Erickson, Founder, Director of Innovation at Disruptathon

      Naveen Jain, Founder, Moon Express, Intelius, and InfoSpace

 

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Launched in 2002 by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Carl Schramm, Global Entrepreneurship Week is now in 115 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

 

Global Business School Network

Since 2003 GBSN has been a leader in promoting management education as a critical component in successful international development strategies.  GBSN connects and engages a network of top international business schools, plus corporate and NGO partners, who are committed to improving lives through the advancement of management education.  Together, we strengthen the next generation of leaders for the developing world.

 

International Council for Small Business

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

 

 

 

 

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George Washington University School of Business
2201 G. Street NW
Duques Hall Room 258
Washington, DC 20052

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)


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International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

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