Archive for November 2010

Youth Summit 2010 in Pakistan

Half of our population is below the age of twenty-five, yet more then half of them are unrepresented. Quaid-e-Azam once called upon the youth of Pakistan to direct the nation towards success, referring to them as the intelligentsia. Through the “Youth Summit 2010”, an event arranged by Team I’MPossible, once again an effect was made. The “intelligentsia” was once again called upon to take the reins of the nation into their hands and move it in the direction of socio-economic prosperity and political stability. The event facilitated the youth with a platform to come up with vigorous yet inspiring ideas about the much needed change in our country. The three day event was held in Abbottabad from 6th to 8th of August.

Several well known organizations showed interest in the event and endorsed the initiative including the Youth Commission Council of the Government of Punjab, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National University of Sciences and Technology and the United Nations Development Program. Corporate partners included Nestle, Transnational Educational Services, Kreative Social Media Marketing and NCUK Pakistan. Beaconhouse School System and Riphah International University have also joined as partnering institutes. Exclusive media partners were Dawn News & FM 89.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week in North Ossetia

Top regional politicians, business association leaders and young entrepreneurs marked Global Entrepreneurship Week in the North Ossetia region of Russia with two events in Vladikavkaz, the regional capital. Both events had strong support from the Vladikavkaz Institute of Management (VIM), a CIPE partner that operates a CIPE-funded youth entrepreneurship program.

On Nov. 16, graduates of VIM attended the Business-Start trade show. The graduates toured the exhibits mounted by local SMEs in the company of VIM’s rector, Zita Salbieva, and the president of the regional chamber of commerce, Kazbek Tuganov. That same day, the head of the North Ossetian government, Taimuraz Mamsurov, also visited the Business-Start trade show and took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Two days later, VIM hosted a conference on “Issues and the Future of Youth Entrepreneurship in North Ossetia” that was aimed at defining how to best develop a support system for young entrepreneurs. In addition to presentations from Tuganov and Salbieva, Aleta Tsorieva, the deputy chairperson of the regional committee on small business, spoke on the need for better legal support for SMEs on the regional and local level. The conference was attended by graduates of VIM as well as students from North Ossetia State University and the Alpine Agrarian University.

Frank Brown, CIPE

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Global Entrepreneurship Week – Samriddhi Experiences

In Nepal, Samriddhi – The Prosperity Foundation teamed up with several of its partners to organize multiple events in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Throughout the week they conducted a series of lectures and panels to share resources, promote youth entrepreneurship, and celebrate local entrepreneurs and their achievements. Each day a panel of organizers identified five successful entrepreneurs from Nepal to honor them in the national daily. The articles highlighted their area of expertise along with key factors to their success. The experienced entrepreneurs who were honored subsequently agreed to mentor or coach at least two budding entrepreneurs over the next year. In addition to lectures and panels, Samriddhi organized an essay competition for college students. Students were invited to submit their original essays on the issues of entrepreneurship. The winners will be announced on November 26, 2010. While Global Entrepreneurship Week officially ended on November 21st, Samriddhi has a few upcoming events scheduled to round out the festivities. A series of discussions on the Spirit of Entrepreneurship are scheduled this week, culminating in a presentation by Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet, owner of Buddha Air. This event, scheduled for November 25, 2010, will be held in conjunction with Samriddhi’s monthly series, Last Thursdays.

Niraj Khanal, Program Coordinator, Samriddhi – The Prosperity Foundation

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Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: Media Coverage of the Cairo Book Launch

On November 3, CIPE participated in the launch of the Arabic translation of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity. Read Egyptian reactions to co-author Robert Litan’s presentation, according to media coverage of the event by Al Masry Al Youm.

Kim Bettcher

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Youth Essay 2nd Place Winner: Entrepreneurship and Society

“Entrepreneurs are much more than risk takers, they are value creators who people pay to provide solutions to their needs, they are troubleshooters who know how to make money from the issues they resolve, and every generation known to man have had their own set of entrepreneurs.”

“A major setback in the development of entrepreneurs in Nigeria is the unstable state of the political environment which directly impacts negatively on the economic policies…”

Read the 2nd place winning essay, by Etuk Anietie, in the Entrepreneurship and Society category – CIPE Youth Essay Contest 2010.

Kim Bettcher

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Global Entrepreneurship Week in Paraguay

CIPE’s partner Fundacion Paraguaya is the host for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Paraguay. They have a facebook page with details on the week’s activities (in Spanish). See also the list of events.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week – Preview of CIPE Activities








The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 in a series of programs, together with its international network of private sector partners. CIPE provides young entrepreneurs with the tools to become effective leaders and supports policy reform initiatives to create a positive environment for entrepreneurship.

In Afghanistan, CIPE has arranged an exhibition on November 11 at Abol Qasim Ferdawsi High School in Kabul. Students representing 11 Kabul schools from the Tashabos entrepreneurship education program—which teaches the basic principles of free enterprise—will put their products on display. The program has been coordinated with the Ministry of Education as well as the Kabul-based media. Media will have an opportunity to interview some of the students who have already set up businesses after participating in the Tashabos program.

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YEGAP Newsletter: Journey to Colombo

The Young Entrepreneurs Group of Asia-Pacific has published its 7th newsletter. Contents include:

  • YEGAP session at the 24th CACCI conference in Sri Lanka
  • Interview with Nayana Dehigama, winner of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Profile of the Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGIAD)

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

During November 15-21, Global Entrepreneurship Week will connect young innovators around the world to inspire, educate, and support them in their efforts to build successful enterprises. As an official partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week, CIPE will be highlighting initiatives that create a better environment for young people to succeed as business and community leaders.

  • Learn about worldwide activities to promote entrepreneurship:
  • Follow the activities of CIPE and its partners during the week: Community of Young Entrepreneurs.
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CORRECTION: Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism – LIVE Cairo Book Release with Robert E. Litan

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On November 3, 2010, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and independent Egyptian media organization Al Masry Al Youm, with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Intel Corporation, will launch the Arabic translation of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity at a gathering of over 250 influential Egyptian leaders from business, government, politics, academia, civil society, and the media. The highlight of the event will be a keynote speech via videoconference by co-author Robert Litan, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation.

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