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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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