New Models in Entrepreneurship

Project summary

While new technologies and business models are invented via a multitude of means – such as government, corporate and university research – entrepreneurs have a special role to play in developing and commercializing game-changing innovations. The initiative will examine entrepreneurial disruption in this context and argue that, as a society, we need entrepreneurs not only for the employment they create but for the technologies and progress they drive.

Objectives

The initiative aims to rethink our understanding of disruptive entrepreneurs and highlight their vital function for thriving economies. Specific objectives include:

  • Providing a platform on which entrepreneurs and venture capitalists can explore ways to create value for society
  • Helping governments to understand disruptive entrepreneurs and to develop policy tools that address barriers to their growth
  • Publishing a multifaceted report that incorporates interviews, articles and quantitative analyses based on data from Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor