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The Most Important Global Company You Have Never Heard Of

They are larger than amazon and have more users than ebay. Yet, most Americans have never heard of them. But this company’s implications for the global economy and the increase of human welfare to the world’s poor hold vast potential.

on April 6, 2011
Category:  Global  Digesting DC 
Peace (and Startups) in the Middle East

World leaders have focused on peace in the Middle East for decades and efforts to engage populations directly through entertainment and the arts -- like music, dance, poetry and painting -- have also aimed to bridge the gap between cultures. Now, Startup Weekend is banking on...

on July 19, 2010
Category:  Global 
Iceland: Conquering the Economic Crisis with Entrepreneurship
Amidst all the bad news in Iceland related to the economic crisis and the disruption caused earlier this year by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the country has seen some entrepreneurial silver linings. The stream of positive signs I noticed began in March this year when Iceland... [More]
on July 18, 2010
Category:  Global 
State Department Launches New Program for Entrepreneurship
The U.S. Department of State just launched a new initiative that leverages entrepreneurship as tool for international economic development and cooperation. The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) focuses on supporting entrepreneurs in communities around the world by helping to create supportive entrepreneurial ecosystems. The GEP will... [More]
on June 28, 2010
Category:  Global 
The State of Entrepreneurship in Malaysia
Today, we start the seven day countdown for the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, and I want to take the opportunity to highlight a nation where entrepreneurship is starting to bloom: Malaysia. Although not yet a start-up economy, the desire for entrepreneurship and innovation are there,... [More]
on April 19, 2010
Category:  Global 
Global Entrepreneurship: A Common Language
Last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Dubai was a historic gathering not only because -- under the patronage of Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan of the UAE -- it brought together entrepreneurship leaders from nearly 100 nations, but because it heralded a new era... [More]
on March 15, 2010
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship in the Arab World: A Report from Dubai
It is an important week for entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Here in Dubai, two important global summits will be convened by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Carl Schramm, President of the... [More]
on March 08, 2010
Tidings of Joy: An Optimistic Note for the Holidays
The spiritof entrepreneurship was alive and well at a recent gathering of more than 400 Georgetownstudents interested in globalization and entrepreneurship. When asked why theycame, it is not surprising that most aspired in some way to make a differenceas a “social innovator.”  What was moreof... [More]
on December 21, 2009
Category:  Global 
Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters
(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum) Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe. Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and... [More]
on November 23, 2009
Category:  Global 
A Global Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
[L to R] Dutch Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Jan Kees de Jagerhan, and Jonathan Ortmans of PDE during Global Entrepreneurship Week (photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum)   During this past Week I have been “Globe Blogging” and have reported from the road about... [More]
on November 23, 2009
Category:  Global 

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