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White paper 2010

"The world in 2050".
Discover the proceedings of the third World Entrepreneurship Forum, Lyon, France, November 2010.

 

  

I. Accelerating the emergence of High-Growth and innovative companies

 

Case studies

  • Keeping an innovative culture alive: Creaholic, Switzerland
  • Entrepreneurs and banks cooperating for growth: The Prosperity Project,
  • Groupement des Chefs d’Entreprise du Québec, Canada
  • Growing global: Lenovo, China
  • The importance of start-up funding: The Innovation Investment Fund, UK
  • The importance of start-up funding: ARCAP, Argentina
  • Incubation and funding: Iris Ventures, Israel
  • Innovation in the large corporation: Rhodia, France
  • Looking back from the future: workshops at the World Entrepreneurship Forum

 

Recommendations

  • Creating international Master Classes of High-Growth Entrepreneurs
  • Creating a global network of high-growth incubators
  • Organizing commercial match-makings between MNCs and start-ups

 

II. Encouraging entrepreneurship at the “Base of the Pyramid

 

Case studies

  • Creating 8 million jobs in 38 years: the BRAC approach, Bangladesh
  • Supporting Women at the Base of the Pyramid: The Self-Employed Women’s Association, India.
  • Supporting Women at the Base of the Pyramid: Exim Bank, Tanzania.
  • Products and services for the BoP: The Sanishop franchising Model by World Toilet Organization, Singapore.
  • Products and services for the BoP: 1001 Fontaines, France.
  • Integrating BoP entrepreneurs into larger value-chains: Adapta Sertão, Brazil.
  • Integrating BoP entrepreneurs into larger value-chains: La Base, Argentina.
  • Education at the BoP: The Lira Integrated School, Uganda.

 

Recommendations

  • Fostering a change of mindset among the poorest populations.
  • Law, regulation, and policy need to work together to promote market-based solutions for the BoP.
  • Creating clusters and incubators through the ‘BoP Hub’.

 

III. Designing entrepreneurial cities

 

Case studies

  • Singapore - Striving towards an Entrepreneurial Future.
  • Making Montreal more entrepreneurial: the “Projet entrepreneuriat”, Canada.
  • IMAGEEN, A network of entrepreneurial European Cities.
  • Using technologies to design smarter cities: IBM, USA.

 

Recommendations

  • Develop its attractiveness for entrepreneurs, by formally and informally connecting research institutions, financial organisations, and sophisticated services businesses.
  • Create a group of entrepreneurial ambassadors, with the Mayor at its head.
  • Providing retail facilities at low-cost for entrepreneurs at the BoP.

 

IV. Educating entrepreneurs for the world

 

Case studies

  • Sensitizing young people to entrepreneurship: Café Entreprendre, Tunisia.
  • Sensitizing young people to entrepreneurship: Students in Free Enterprise, USA.
  • Walking with a mentor: “Entrepreneurship walks”, E+L Foundation, Kenya.
  • From entrepreneurship education to micro-enterprise development: the CMES programme, Bangladesh.
  • Grooming Technology Entrepreneurs: the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, Singapore.
  • Assessing and developing entrepreneurial skills: the EML competency framework, France.
  • Encouraging entrepreneurial culture within corporations: Harbinger Group, India.

 

Recommendations

  • Design an accreditation system specific to the needs and the pedagogical methods required to foster entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Develop new approaches to learning that encourage greater creativity, and a willingness to take appropriate risks.
  • Encourage governments, businesses, parents, teachers, and students to place a higher value on entrepreneurship, both social and economic.
  • Create a training programme to sensitize professors to entrepreneurship