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Global Entrepreneurship Forum 2010 at INSEAD Business School, France

Monday May 10, 2010 , 3 min Read

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Entrepreneurship is more than new business creation; it is the art of taking action to solve neglected problems in society. Effective entrepreneurship engages, empowers and excites. The Global Entrepreneurship Forum is the celebration of entrepreneurship at INSEAD and the meeting point of INSEAD’s leading entrepreneurs and venture investors.The next Global Entrepreneurship Forum will be held on 14 May 2010 in Fontainebleau to coincide with the INSEAD Leadership Summit under the entrepreneurship track. The track will feature a close look at the global trends in angel investing, fire pitches by leading entrepreneurs searching for funding, a panel discussion on effective entrepreneurial leadership and the announcement of an initiative to celebrate INSEAD’s leading entrepreneurs.

The GEF is led by Filipe Santos, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director, Rudolf and Valeria Maag International Centre for Entrepreneurship (Maag ICE).

The Rudolf and Valeria Maag International Centre for Entrepreneurship (Maag Centre) is the catalyst for innovation at INSEAD in entrepreneurship teaching, research and outreach. We also support the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.

INSEAD has the largest and the most reputed entrepreneurship faculty of any business school outside the US. We offer the broadest range of entrepreneurship courses, rigorous and rich research on building business in a global world and have one of the strongest entrepreneurship alumni networks in the world.

11:45 to 13:00h

Panel 1 - Global Angel Investing: Funding the Innovators of Tomorrow

While venture capital and private equity get the media attention, angel investors are the catalysts and funders of the great majority of entrepreneurial innovations. We discuss the global trends affecting angel investing and present GAIN: the Global Angel Investing Network for the INSEAD community.

The core of the session is a set of outstanding pitches: Seven seasoned INSEAD entrepreneurs have seven minutes to secure support for their transformational innovations.

A networking lunch will facilitate deal-making and matching of smart money with entrepreneurial talent inspired by a world changing vision.

Trends in Global Angel Investing

by: Claude Rameau - MBA'62, Co-President, France Angels, Founding Member, World Business Angels Association, Vice Chairman, INSEAD Board of Directors

The INSEAD GAIN (Global Angel Investing Network)
by: Kamal Hassan - CEO, Skymeter Corporation

Fire Pitches by visionary entrepreneurs

Simba Gill - MBA'90D

Andrew Phillipps - MBA’99J & Adam Kingdom - MBA'83J

Sameer Hajee - MBA'04D

Cameron Stevens - MBA'06J

Ian Brown - IEP’00Feb

Peter Sage

Anat Bar Gera - MBA'87D



Nuru Light

Prodigy Finance

Rep Regen

Space Energy

Wimax Africa

Master Pitcher: Paul Kewene-Hite – Entrepreneur, Mentor and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
13:00 to 14:20h

Entrepreneurship Networking Lunch

14:20 to 15:45h

Panel 2 - Entrepreneurial Leadership: How entrepreneurs create value and transform society

What makes entrepreneurs effective in building new ventures and opening new markets? Kathleen Eisenhardt, one of the world’s most cited management scholars will offer her insights based on 20 years of research in entrepreneurship and innovation. Her views will be discussed by a panel of leading entrepreneurs from INSEAD. Philip Anderson, Professor of Entrepreneurship will moderate the discussion. Professor Filipe Santos will close the session by announcing a new initiative that celebrates the Leading Entrepreneurs from INSEAD.

Kathleen Eisenhardt - Professor of Entrepreneurship at Stanford and INSEAD

Panel of Leading Entrepreneurs

Yoav Chelouche - MBA '79, Managing Partner, AVIV Venture

Julie Meyer – MBA'97D, Founder and CEO, Ariadne Capital Ltd

Mika Salmi - MBA'92D, Entrepreneur and Pioneer in New Media

Michael Ullman - MBA'78, Chairman, Prodigy Finance ltd

Philip Anderson - INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship Academic Director, INSEAD Middle East Campus Academic Co-Director, Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI)

Celebrating the Leading Entrepreneurs from INSEAD

Filipe Santos - Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director, Rudolf and Valeria Maag International Centre for Entrepreneurship (Maag ICE)