STARTS TODAY, Register for 2014 GW October Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Washington, D.C.!, October 15-18

Partners for this year’s conference include the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), VISA Inc. Small Business, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Gallup Inc., and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). The networking opportunities over three days will be significant.

Pre-Conference – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Productive Development Financing and Marketplace Day at IDB
Hosted at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the program offers an IDB led panel on Latin America and a marketplace in the afternoon where researchers have the opportunity to discover new data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, and public policy. The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute (GEDI), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kauffman Firm Survey and more will be represented. PSED 101 and GEDI 101 training sessions will also be offered.

Friday, October 17, 2014 – Public Policy Forum
Keynote Speakers on Friday, October 17 at the GW School of Business include:
-Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup Inc.
-Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
-Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome
-Heekyung Min, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea)

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Research Day
The final day of the conference 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.

Conference website


Jim Clifton
Chairman and CEO of Gallup
Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting, public opinion research, and analytics. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.


Kevin Lenane
Founder and CEO of Veenome
Kevin founded Veenome in 2011 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He is an experienced Mobile Product Manager and Business Development Expert with a keen sense of how location, platform and portability play into the mobile experience for businesses and consumers. He worked with clients at PointAbout including GM/OnStar, Microsoft, FEMA, The Huffington Post and various confidential military and aviation organizations.

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.

Ms. Heekyung Min
Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea).
Prior to joining CJ, Ms. Min held various executive positions in both government and private companies with extensive experience in HR, Finance and Intercultural Management. In 2007, Heekyung acted as the Director General of the Business Opportunity Bureau at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in Incheon, Korea, responsible for leading the team that supervised the development of the city while promoting Korea’s and IFEZ’s investment opportunities to the world.

*Register Today!* Registration is now open for the 2014 GW October Conference!