Every October in Washington DC

Registration Open for GW October 2014
October 16-18, 2014 - Don't Miss Out!

Every October in Washington DC, 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
Productive Development Financing and Marketplace Day will be hosted at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The day's program will include an IDB panel session titled 'Productive Development Financing: A Latin American Perspective' in the morning, and a marketplace in the afternoon which offers researchers the opportunity to discover new data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, and public policy. PSED, GEM, GEDI, The Kauffman Firm Survey, US Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and more will be represented.


Day 2 - Friday, October 17, 2014
The Public Policy Forum provides a venue to discuss the latest in entrepreneurship policy with industry leaders. The day's program includes the following keynote speakers and a moderated discussion forum with Denny Dennis (NFIB).

- Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Professor Lumpkin is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Family Business Review and Strategic Management Journal.

- 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.

- 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 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.