Dubai Women’s College (DWC) hosted the 3rd HCT Global Entrepreneurship 2010 Conference (E2010) on 9-10 March 2010. The Conference aimed at creating awareness of the impact of entrepreneurship on national development and connecting entrepreneurs with potential customers, funding sources, and locating resources for the success of their ventures.
DWC students explored the aspects of entrepreneurship through the seminars and workshops that focused on themes such as government policy and regulation, the role of industry and venture capital, the impact and influence of technology and the critical role of academia.
Dr. Howard Reed, DWC Director, said that universities and learning institutions have a vital role to play in the growth of entrepreneurs and their ideas. “Academic institutions are no longer seen as solely ``halls of learning’’, churning out graduates, but are also becoming centers or hubs linking the corporate world with the inquiring minds whose ideas and concepts will surely assist in development of nations and the improvement of lives.”
Dr. Reed emphasized that the development of entrepreneurs is a natural progression of the role of academic institutions, where the brightest minds are involved in producing, researching and testing theories and concepts for use on a broader scale. “Some of the world’s most prominent universities and corporations, such as Harvard Business School and the Microsoft Corporation, will be involved in a forum to determine the role academia has, or should have, in producing the next crop of entrepreneurs,” he added.
The Conference hosted key speakers like Joseph B. Lassiter Professor at Harvard Business School from USA, Dr. Choon Ho Kim an Executive Vice President at Konkuk University from Korea, Dr. Krista Varantola, Chancellor at the University of Tampere from Finland, Lorenzo Madrid from Microsoft, World Wide Public Sector, Director of Government Interoperability, Professor Michael A. West an Executive Dean at Aston Business School from UK and Professor Vincenzo Maggioni, Dean, at Second University of Naples from Italy.
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