Emerging Markets Forum

Emerging Markets Forum

Fifth Annual Emerging Markets Forum: Entrepreneurship in a Global Marketplace

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

The nature of entrepreneurship is evolving, with startups needing to think globally from their very inception. Entrepreneurs need to be able to exploit opportunities in global markets and to have the wherewithal to overcome the challenges involved in operating there. Competition for capital has become more global as venture capital firms look increasingly outwards, particularly at emerging markets. A vibrant start-up culture is taking root in emerging markets, and this spirit of entrepreneurship holds great potential for improving the lot of some of the world’s poorest people. Policy makers in rich and poor countries alike feel an urgent need to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship.

The event was organized by the Smith School's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CIBER’s mission is to foster international understanding and to promote the ability of U.S. businesses to compete globally.

Event highlights: Emerging Markets Forum Extols Entrepreneurship
Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. Read more.