Ayman El Tarabishy, research professor of management and executive director of the International Council for Small Business, is advising a group of GWSB students preparing to participate in Athgo International’s 4th Global Innovation Forum at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10-12. The event, organized with the goal of inciting individual action and engagement in climate change affairs through constructive entrepreneurship, brings together 100 young people from around the world “to facilitate candid outcome-oriented dialogue” with international corporate executives, diplomats and experts. The three most promising solutions developed by the participants will receive venture development grants.
Athgo International is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to empowering young people with the tools, knowledge and support needed to conceive, develop and launch constructive entrepreneurial ventures. The organization operates programs in the United States, Europe and Asia that promote cutting-edge innovations that maximize financial as well as socio-economic and environmental returns.
Participating students are MBA candidates Michael J. Battaglia, Kirstin Gunderson and Jad Zakhour, junior Nicholas Dutton and sophomore Zixiang “Max” Chen. El Tarabishy instructed the group to “learn and network as much as possible, have fun, and make GW proud!”
Posted by gwsb on July 19, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.