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.
Please join us for the fifth Emerging Markets Forum, where a distinguished group of speakers will discuss the challenges of global entrepreneurship from both a policy and a practice perspective.
The event is 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.