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The Global Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program is designed for individuals ready to achieve a breakthrough in their entrepreneurial career.
This program is designed for entrepreneurs, fast-rising business managers, and corporate entrepreneurs who are building a new venture or driving innovative initiatives in their current business.
Participants learn from the direct experiences with talented, serial intrepreneurs, making this program ideal for individuals ready to adopt a culture of entrepreneurial leadership within their organizations, and those with a particular interest in building a global business network and practice.
While the program leverages heavily the entrepreneurial experience of the Silicon Valley technology sector, the program is relevant to participants in a range of industries, including alternative energy, transportation, and clean technology.
Participants will be selected to ensure diversity of geographies, industry sectors and cultural backgrounds in order to contribute to class discussion and networking.
Chief Technology Of? cer at IDE
Chief Technology Of? cer at IDEO, working with clients to leverage technologies that create both business and social value. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the IT industry, Doug has a particular interest in and knack for collaborative technologies that enable greater community engagement and participation. He has held a number of entrepreneurial and executive roles, including vice president of investments at Omidyar Network, senior vice president of corporate development and chief strategy of? cer at both Apple and Palm, as well as leadership positions at Interval Research and several technology start-ups.
Founder of Technorati
Dave Sifry is a software entrepreneur and blogosphere icon known for founding Technorati, a leading blog search engine. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, David worked for Mitsubishi, before going on to create a number of successful companies, including Sputnik, Linuxcare, and Offbeat Guides. He has been a founding member of the board of Linux International, and a technical advisor to the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement. He also lectures widely on wireless technology and policy, weblogs, and open source software.
Founder of VMwar
Was a founder of VMware and the CEO from 1998 to 2008. Greene received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1976 from the University of Vermont, and a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from MIT in 1978, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. She is on the board of Intuit, Inc.
GEAP Global Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program
Accomplishment meets potential
Time: 9.00 to 19:00.
Duration: Five days.
Place: Deusto Business School, Bilbao, Spain.
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Today’s global economic conditions demand that business leaders adopt the values and practices of the best entrepreneurs in order to build sustainable companies and successful careers.
In the global market, the tools and attitudes of entrepreneurship are more valuable than ever. They enable business leaders to evaluate risk, respond to customer requirements, and rapidly adjust to changing market conditions.
The program leverages the experience and mentorship of successful entrepreneurs, who serve as our visiting faculty, guest speakers, and Master Class interviews.
Through lectures, hands-on learning, and peer working groups, participants will explore the fundamentals of entrepreneurial leadership.
The curriculum is structured around the trademarked G/SCORE Startup Assessment Methodology, which evaluates emerging businesses and projects on seven key factors: overall concept, market opportunity, competitive advantage, business development, product development, leadership, and business model.
Throughout the week, participants will work with their faculty mentors and peer working groups to develop their business plans. The program will culminate with a presentation of the
projects on the closing day.
Class work will be supplemented by guest lectures and business case studies presented by global business leaders.
These intimate presentations provide an opportunity for participants to learn directly from the experience of highlysuccessful entrepreneurs.
At the conclusion of the program, successful participants will receive a graduate certi? cate from Deusto Business School, as recognition for their achievement.
At the conclusion of the program, successful participants will receive a graduate certi? cate from Deusto usiness School, as recognition for their achievement.