Unique Portal Launched to Foster Entrepreneurship on Global Scale
Oliver Cann, Associate Director, Media Relations, Tel.: +41 79 799 3405; E-mail: Oliver.Cann@weforum.org
- Global Entrepreneurship Library is the first international effort to provide case studies and resources on a global scale
- The platform for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, is launched with curators in more than 130 countries in time to help the 7.5 million people that will participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week
- More information about the Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 is available here
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2013 – A new global online platform for entrepreneurs to share their experiences and knowledge, the Global Entrepreneurship Library (GEL), is being launched in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda this week.
“This platform is for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs,” said Thom Ruhe, Vice-President of Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship. “It’s a resource that we believe will empower people at the grassroots to start and grow more successful companies.”
“This will be an especially good resource for entrepreneurs in the developing world. However, it will also be extremely valuable for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Sometimes Silicon Valley can learn from the developing world because they are not just thinking outside the box – they don’t have a box,” said Lina Boren, Research Analyst for the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship.
The GEL was created by the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Kauffman Foundation, and built on the platform created for the 7.5 million participants of the Global Entrepreneurship Week network. Entrepreneurs, faculty and entrepreneurship advocates worldwide are invited to use the platform and to add their resources to the library.
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