NTC Boston Technopreneurship Forum 2016: Entrepreneurial Value Creation, Culture & Trend
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (registration starts at 1:30pm)
Venue: District Hall (75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA)
Entrepreneurship plays an increasingly critical role in the global economy. The essence of entrepreneurship is not just starting ventures, but value creation. To achieve that, a genuine understanding of customer needs, strong value propositions, innovative product designs, and efficient go-to-market strategies are all essential to an entrepreneurial process. Moreover, value creation calls for a supporting entrepreneurial culture and it can be further guided by a unique vision of the technological development trend. This forum aims to facilitate exchange of views by experts from academia and industry to help participants develop entrepreneurial mindset and insights for creating value for a better world and society.
The NTC-Boston Technopreneurship Forum is one of the highlights of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Master of Science Technopreneurship & Innovation Program (MSc TIP) participants’ US immersion study trip to Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. The MSc TIP is offered by NTU’s Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC), which is the Secretariat for ICSB Singapore.
If you happen to be in Boston on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, you are most welcome to join at the forum. Please feel free to share this information with your friends or associates who you think might be interested.
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Nanyang Technological University, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Singapore and supported by ICSB-Singapore, will host an entrepreneurship forum in relation to crowdfunding.
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‘Be prepared to enter bigger markets, Taib tells SMEs’
Posted on Borneo Post on Thursday, October 29, 2015, by Philip Kiew, firstname.lastname@example.org
MIRI: Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) must seek regional collaboration and adopt IT tools to have a global outreach and to be competitive in the bigger marketplace beyond their shores.
With such preparedness, Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud believes they will be able to step up to be bigger contributors in their respective economic sectors when they enter the bigger regional Asian economy.
He gave this advice when officiating the 3rd Asian SME Conference 2015 themed ‘Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration (Eco-system, Innovation & Sustainability)’ held here from last Monday to Oct 30.
“We can look forward to fast-growing business opportunities in Asia, with the rise of China as a major economic force and its strong links with Asian economies,” he said.
With the many business opportunities amidst competition in the bigger marketplace, Taib advised that it is imperative that Malaysia has a supportive ecosystem that provides funding to stimulate greater interest of local SMEs to venture beyond their traditional markets.
Continuing on, he said Sarawak would cooperate with the federal government to develop SMEs in the state to become internationally competitive and innovative to tap into the vast opportunities.
Meanwhile, the Head of State welcomed the proposed Declaration of Humane Entrepreneurship initiated by ICSB president Profesor Ki-Chan Kim in Jakarta, which was endorsed at this conference to be presented to the United Nations at the ICSB World Conference in New York in June next year.
The 3rd Asian SME Conference is aimed at helping entrepreneurs to leverage on IT revolution and develop cross-border collaboration to generate value for businesses.
It is organised by Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB–Seoul Korea) in collaboration with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB–Washington DC) and hosted by International Council for SME & Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE).
Held here after Seoul last year, the conference is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
Various topics critical to SMEs and entrepreneurship development in the Asian and Asean regions will be delivered by reputable speakers. Speakers include SME Corp Malaysia CEO Datuk Hafsah Hashim; ICSB USA executive director Dr Ayman El-Tarabishy; Markplus Inc, Indonesia founder and CEO Hermawan Kartajaya; Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
director Associate Prof Dr Hooi Den Huan; and ICSMEE Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat.
Topics to be discussed include Entrepreneurs & SME Financing – Strategies & Challenges; Cross Border Connectivity and Collaboration – Issues, Challenges and Case Studies; Asian SME and Sustainability – Succession Planning and Intrapreneurship; and SME Development & Capacity Building.
Nearly 200 participants from 20 countries are attending the conference which also presents many opportunities for collaboration with local SMEs.
Abdul Rahman urged participants to seize the opportunity to expand their network, be more resilient to market forces and competition, and to build successful and sustainable businesses beyond their borders.
Participants visited a palm oil mill in Miri, toured Petronas Bintulu Integrated Facility and Samalaju Industrial Park.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ICSB-ASEAN initiative was signed to bring together Asean small businesses to leverage on the international network of ICSB worldwide, an important step in the formation of the Asean Economic Community in conjunction with Malaysia being the Asean Chair this year.
Also present at the function were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Miri Resident Antonio Kathi Galis, Miri mayor Lawrence Lai, Miri Housing Group chairman Datuk Lau Siu Wai, district officers and local dignitaries.
Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/10/29/be-prepared-to-enter-bigger-markets-taib-tells-smes/#ixzz3qOoGr2ZF