We know that effective entrepreneurship paired with innovation, increases economic opportunities and improves livelihoods across the developing world. And while one can debate whether the entrepreneurial spirit is teachable, an understanding of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and the business and management skills entrepreneurs need to succeed most certainly are. Approaches to teaching entrepreneurship for developing countries vary widely depending on a variety of economic, social, political and cultural factors, which can shift over time. Educators are constantly working to react to the changing needs of their students and to adapt new tools and methods to their community’s context.
The Global Business School Network invites educators from business schools, universities, international organizations and community-based centers to a 2-day summit in Morocco to strengthen and inspire their work teaching entrepreneurship. Delegates will exchange knowledge and practice with peers from within the region and across the globe. They will leave with information and ideas to more fully develop and support their entrepreneurship training, including innovative approaches to teaching and program design, and ways to adapt and integrate those ideas in their own programs. GBSN’s inaugural Teaching Entrepreneurship Summit will feature models and issues salient in the Middle East and North Africa, with lessons that can be adapted and applied in developing regions around the world.
The summit will convene colleagues from across the globe with a shared interest in strengthening entrepreneurship education to:
- Discover innovative models for entrepreneurship education ranging from high-tech to high-touch
- Learn what entrepreneurs, and the people who fund and support them, want educators to know
- Share experiences, best practices and lessons learned with international peers
- Develop ideas for adapting others’ innovations to enhance existing programs
- Explore opportunities for new projects and partnerships