Global Summit on Educating Entrepreneurs

The William Davidson Institute (WDI) is a non-profit organization located at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1992, WDI focuses on business in the emerging markets.

The Global Summit on Educating Entrepreneurs was inspired by WDI's successful track record of training entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Discover leading edge thinking in the area of entrepreneurship education, with a focus on creating and delivering programs to SME business owners in the emerging markets. Get new tools and find out about the latest trends in running successful entrepreneurship programs. Find out about funding opportunities for entrepreneurship training programs in emerging markets.

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship education for women in developing countries
  • Conducting needs assessments for entrepreneurship training by country
  • The Entrepreneurship Method: a new teaching method to navigate the discipline of entrepreneurship
  • Building a strong entrepreneurship training curriculum
  • The US Government's funding priorities in the area of entrepreneurship

Presenters include:

  • Steven Koltai, Senior Advisor, US State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program
  • David Barth, Director of the Office of Education, USAID
  • Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President, AMIDEAST
  • Noa Meyer, Vice President of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
  • Bailey Klinger, Entrepreneurial Finance Lab, Harvard University
  • Heidi Neck, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Celal Aksu, Dean, Ozyegin University, Turkey


16 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011
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