Thanks in part to Global Entrepreneurship Week, an entrepreneurial ecosystem has started to take shape around the world, connecting people across borders to unleash their ideas and transform innovation into reality—in turn growing economies and expanding human welfare. The first Global Entrepreneurship Congress was held in March 2009 in Kansas City. Since the first GEC, the profile of the Congress has continued to grow, and has since been held in Dubai, Shanghai, Liverpool, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Milan, and has included delegates from over 150 countries.
A group of 6 students and 2 academic members of staff will be attending the GEC in Colombia as part of the Global Leadership Initiative, and representing the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
The group is pictured L-R: Ellen Peacock (Undergraduate, Politics); Jon Harvey (Postgraduate, Management); Dom Keogh (Undergraduate, Economics); Dr Chay Brooks (Management school); Winnie Liu (Undergraduate, Management); Liz Kohorn-Hill (Undergraduate, Economics); and Ziyu Huang (Undergraduate, Sociological Studies).
During the summit, the group will be blogging and writing a number of policy briefs for Global Policy , as well as summit specific blogs directly for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.
A feature about the Global Leadership Initiative team can be viewed on the Global Entrepreneurship Congress website.