Attend the 2017 GW October Conference! New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work – October 26th and 27th

October 2nd: Deadline for Submissions

October 3rd: Authors will be notified of decisions

October 9th: Deadline for registration

WHEN: Oct. 26th and 27th, 2017

WHERE: George Washington University, Washington, DC

HASHTAGS: #GWOctober

 

OVERVIEW

On October 26th and 27th, The George Washington University School of Business will host the 8th Annual GW October Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. The conference theme will be New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work. The conference will bring together practitioners, educators, policy makers and industry CEOs and leaders to explore the concept of the new entrepreneurial frontiers like automation and universal basic income – identifying key stakeholders and how they can collaborate for success. We will discuss specific examples where pioneering growth in these new entrepreneurial frontiers are taking place.

 

Industrial automation and artificial intelligence are bringing rapid changes to the workplace. This is particularly true in fields such as defense, healthcare, education and in the service sector. In 2014, Forrester research estimated that U.S. business to business (B2B) online sales revenues were a $1 trillion. This staggering statistic help illustrate how quickly B2B, or wholesale ecommerce, made inroads in the marketplace. In 2017, the quickening of technology in business interactions has not only increased to all business sectors but is impacting day-to-day transactions globally.

 

Leading academic researchers, development experts, and policymakers from across the globe will share examples of new and innovative SME policy programs dealing with radical and dynamic markets; examine insights from policy design research; discuss the role of high-growth firms; and promote the importance of entrepreneurship as a key driver of innovation and sustainable development.

 

Topics of discussion/presentation include:

• Fostering high-growth potential firms

• Developing entrepreneurial ecosystems

• Business-to-Business models

• Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship

• Role of business incubators, accelerators, early stage funding, mentorship

• Connecting SMEs to markets and investors; and

• Sustainable Development Goals and SMEs

• Role of Governments in policy development

• Access to new types of Capital

• Role of Development agencies in promoting new and innovative business opportunities

• The Sharing Economy and its impact on existing businesses

• The Youth and Gender impact

• Universal Basic Income and Future of Work

 

 

Contact ICSB

Connect With Us via Email or Phone

ICSB Executive Director: Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy (email: aymanelt@icsb.org) or tel: 202-468-3133
ICSB Project Manager: Ms. Jordyn Murphy (email: jordyn@icsb.org) or tel: 202-994-0704

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On October 26th and 27th, The George Washington University School of Business will host the 8th Annual GW October Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference. The conference theme will be New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work. The conference will bring together practitioners, educators, policy makers and industry CEOs and leaders to explore the concept of the new entrepreneurial frontiers like automation and universal basic income – identifying key stakeholders and how they can collaborate for success. We will discuss specific examples where pioneering growth in these new entrepreneurial frontiers are taking place.

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