Every October in Washington DC

Registration Open for GWOctober 2014
October 16-18, 2014

Every October in Washington DC, 200-250 international delegates representing major industry, NGOs, and government organizations come together to discuss the integration of entrepreneurship research and public policy.


Pre-Conference - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Modules 1, 2 and 3 (separate registration required). Launched in 2012, USASBE's Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is ideally suited for faculty who are considering teaching a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements.


Day 1 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Marketplace offers researchers the opportunity to discover new data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
- Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting, public opinion research, and analytics. Jim will discuss the trends in data analytics and recent findings from groundbreaking world polls.


Day 2 - Friday, October 17, 2014
The Public Policy Forum provides policy makers a venue to discuss the latest in entrepreneurship policy with industry leaders to develop clear objectives for the future. The day's program includes keynote speakers and a moderated discussion forum.

- Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Professor Lumpkin's research interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, family business, and strategy making processes.

- Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome, leading global video indexing company. Kevin will discuss Fundraising Environments and Strategies based on his experience raising 1.4M in seed capital with investors such as Google, Tesla, Chegg and Ecosystem VC.

- Ms. Heekyung Min, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea). Prior to joining CJ, she held various executive positions in both government and private companies with extensive experience in HR, Finance and Intercultural Management.


Day 3 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
The final day includes peer-reviewed empirical research presented by authors at the George Washington University School of Business. This year, the presentation tracks will focus on (1) Global (2) National and (3) Local issues related to entrepreneurship research and public policy.


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Marketplace - Day 1


Thursday, 16 October 2014 is organized as a Database Marketplace. All exhibitors promoting data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, or small business (broadly defined) are invited to attend.


Public Policy - Day 2


Friday, 17 October 2014 is Public Policy Day with activities taking full advantage of the intense focus on policy development in Washington, DC to discuss and develop objectives for the future.


Research - Day 3


Saturday, October 18, 2014 is Research Day with presentations based on any form of empirical data related to emergence, survival, growth, or impact of new or entrepreneurial firms.