This Friday, business school INSEAD will organize their Global Entrepreneurship Forum. It runs twice a year and is a highlight for INSEAD’s venture design and incubation initiatives, bringing together the INSEAD community and guests to discuss creating value through entrepreneurship. With the theme “Science-Based Entrepreneurship: How to Ignite this Engine of Economic Prosperity”, the event will be divided into two parts: An Entrepreneurship Networking Forum (morning session), and the 23rd Business Venture Competition (BVC) Finals (afternoon session). Further information about the program can be viewed here.
When: Friday, 9th December 2011
Time: 9am-130pm (GEF) and 230pm-7pm (BVC)
Where: INSEAD Asia Campus, Singapore Claude & Tuulikki Janssen Auditorium, 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676 (Map)
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Ernst & Young Singapore Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the results of which were announced this week.
It also marks ten years since the Singapore government established an Economic Review Committee to fundamentally review the country’s development strategy, and formulate a blueprint for economic restructuring.
(Photo: The Parliament House. By Kojach)
Singapore has been ranked the most innovative country in Asia and third in the world by the latest Global Innovation Index just released by French Business School INSEAD. This year’s results mark a vast improvement for Singapore, which came in 7th overall last year. Read more
Last Thursday, 16th June, Martell V.S.O.P ‘The Ultimate Start-up Space’ announced its top 10 finalists. Martell V.S.O.P ‘The Ultimate Start-up Space‘, in their second year of running this year, is a campaign which allows a business visionary to take that first crucial leap in propelling his/her business dream into reality with Martell V.S.O.P’s committed support and funding. This year, it received more than 550 entries from local aspiring entrepreneurs nationwide coupled with active participation from the online community on the official Facebook page and microsite. Read more
Entrepreneurship is the force that powers our societies. Young entrepreneurs with talent, passion and drive need to link with smart investors and trusted partners to deliver on their vision. INSEAD is a global hub where a generation of talented entrepreneurs can meet angel investors, incubators, peers, and lead clients. The Global Entrepreneurship Forum in Singapore on 8 December 2010 offers this meeting point of aligned minds. Read more
After spending ten years with Levi Strauss Europe, Patrick Turner left Levi’s in order to launch his own jeans marketing company, after which he subsequently acquired and managed another small company, both in Spain. Now, he is Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and has been at the institution since 1999, specifically teaching MBA courses on acquisitions, new business creation, and managing growth ventures, on both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses.
In addition to the entrepreneurship courses he teaches at INSEAD, Professor Turner is a Visiting Professor at Reykjavik University, Iceland, and has also taught courses in France, Spain, Estonia, and South America.
I have known Professor Turner for several years now so when it turned out that INSEAD was involved in Martell VSOP’s The Ultimate Start-Up Space challenge (TUSS), I took the opportunity to catch up with Prof Turner again and chat with him to find out his thoughts on the TUSS finalists and entrepreneurship in Singapore. Read more