The Global Entrepreneurship Conference: The Latest Research on Business Creation launches next week, starting Thursday October 6th and ending Saturday October 8th. The conference, designed for researchers, scholars, and policy makers, aims to showcase the development and study of new business creation from around the world. Delegates attending from over 30 different countries will discuss local and global policy implications for current and rising trends in business creation. The conference will take place at The George Washington University’s School of Business (Duquès Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC).
GW Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa starts the first day of the conference on October 6th with opening remarks at approximately 9:00am. This day will feature the presentation of entrepreneurial databases that analyze new business statistics and employment dynamics. A total of 13 databases are included on the program with speakers such as Raghav Lal of VISA Inc., David Talen of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Ron Jarmin of the U.S. Census. Focus areas include Early Business Creation Stages, U.S. Small Businesses, Tracking U.S. Business Dynamics, and Global Assessments. The day will conclude with an opening reception at 6:00pm in Duquès Hall RM 650.
The ICSB-GW conference changes gears on Friday October 7th to focus on public policy for entrepreneurship. Three panel sessions—David vs. Goliath: How U.S. Policies Affect Small Businesses Differently; A Peek Under the Hood of EU Policy Making: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; and Around the Developing World in 60 Minutes—will comprise the first half agenda, while the second half consists of a visit to the World Bank to discuss their Open Data Initiative by the Development Data Group among others.
Saturday October 8th is the final day of the conference and is focused on peer-reviewed author presentations. A complete overview of the program, presentations and speakers can be found at here.
Sponsors for the conference include the International Council of Small Business (ICSB); The George Washington School of Business (GWSB); The GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE); Visa Inc.; The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; The U.S. Chamber of Commerce; The World Bank Group, Open Data; and the Global Business School Network (GBSN).