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  • World Entrepreneurship Forum
  • 8th Edition, Hangzhou, China
  •  19-22 October 2015


  • Region Rhone Alpes
  • EMLYON Incubator
  • CCI Lyon
  • Korloff
  • BoP Hub

Founding partners

Our 2014 Forum is hosted by EMLYON, one of Europe’s leading business schools based in Lyon, France. EMLYON is devoted to life-long learning for entrepreneurial and international management. Its educational project focuses on developing an entrepreneurial spirit and cultivating a sense of social responsibility.



EMLYON Business School

Founded in 1872, affiliated to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon, EMLYON Business School is one of the major European business schools.

  •  Its entrepreneurial and educational project consists in stimulating the social responsibility of its participants, thus giving them all the support needed to achieve business success in the various cultural and economic systems around the world.
  •  Its know-how in training is based both on theory and on day-to-day company management.
  •  Its distinctive quality is founded on teaching innovation and an entrepreneurial approach to management education.
  •  The programmes of EMLYON Business School reflect the institution’s motto and entrepreneurial spirit. Among others, the Global Entrepreneurship Program, a 12 month full-time programme taking place on 3 continents and directed by three leading international institutions, provides students with a deep analysis of entrepreneurship in an ever-growing and innovative international context. 

EMLYON is among the few select Business Schools worldwide awarded 3 international accreditations.

More on:  www.em-lyon.com



Action Community for Entrepreneurship

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is a movement that involves both the private and public sectors to create a more entrepreneurial Singapore. ACE works with partners to enhance our pro-enterprise environment; fosters an entrepreneurial culture and mindset; and facilitates networking and learning among entrepreneurs.

For more information, visit  www.ace.sg





Nanyang Technological University

One of the fastest-growing research universities in the world, NTU is ranked among the world’s top one percent of the world’s universities according to the 2010 QS World University Rankings, and has been cited as a model for science and technology education.

NTU has four colleges, namely:

  • The Nanyang Business School (the College of Business), the first and only Singapore business school to be ranked in the top 27 of the Financial Times Global MBA 2010 rankings;
  • The College of Engineering, with six schools focused on technology and innovation and a research output among the top four in the world;
  • The College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, which offers degree programmes in communications, under the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, a top journalism and media school in Asia; as well as art, design and interactive digital media; and humanities and social sciences;
  • The College of Science, home to award-winning faculty, world-class laboratories, and Olympiad medal winners.

As Singapore’s main science and technology university, NTU makes key contributions to a national research and innovation drive, particularly in the high-investment areas of biomedical sciences, environmental and water technologies, and interactive and digital media. In 2008, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, one of the world’s largest foundations for entrepreneurship, selected NTU as the first Kauffman campus outside of the US.

For more information, visit  www.ntu.edu.sg


Zhejiang University


Zhejiang University

 One of China's oldest institutions of higher education, Zhejiang University is a leading national comprehensive and research university with the motto of "Faith of Truth". Its School of Management is known for the research and business education in entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 For more information, visit  www.zju.edu.cn



Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, is the provincial centre in Economy, Culture, Science and Education. It is a famous city in history and culture and also an important national tourist city with the beautify scenery, among them the west lake is the most famous. Hangzhou is the cradle of Wu and Yue Civilization. The Liangzhu culture, the silk, the tea and stories passed down generation by generation made up the profound history and culture of Hangzhou. With a strong leaning towards innovation and new technology, Zhejiang province is considered the hotbed of China’s entrepreneurship. Alibaba, the Internet-based e-commerce giant, Wahaha, the leader in China’s beverage sector and automotive manufacturing company Geely, who bought out Volvo in 2010 all have their roots in the beautiful capital Hangzhou, located just 200 km west of Shanghai.

For more information, visit: http://eng.hangzhou.gov.cn/