The Entrepreneurial Code

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The Entrepreneurial climate and prospective growth –  in Europe and US

Brussels Wednesday 24 June at 13.30-16.45, followed by a mingle session

What are the similarities and differences between Europe and the US in terms of level of entrepreneurial activity, ambition of entrepreneurs in terms of growth, internalization and innovation, and the attitudes towards entrepreneurship? The latest results of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) will be presented along with a closer look at different types of entrepreneurship. Views from leading scholars in the field of entrepreneurship policy research will be mixed with practitioners’ views on the daily life of being an entrepreneur and with comments from policy makers.

The seminar is the launch of a comparative report based on data from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the world’s largest ongoing study on entrepreneurship and business dynamics. The GEM Global report 2014 covers 73 countries and represents 72% of world’s population and 90% of the global GDP.

As the report shows, there are quite big differences in entrepreneurial activity between the EU countries. The seminar is organised by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and held at the Swedish Permanent Representation to EU.


13.00     Coffee and registration

13.30     Opening remarks

13.40     Introduction by moderator Johan Eklund, Professor and Managing Director of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

13.45     The entrepreneurial activity and conditions in Europe and US. Presentation of the report The Entrepreneurial Code by Pontus Braunerhjelm and Lisa Silver

14.20    Comments and panel discussion

14.55    Coffee Break

15.15     A closer look – different types of entrepreneurial activities. Presentation and comparison of the levels of entrepreneurial activity, and employee’s entrepreneurial activity

15.40    Women’s entrepreneurship and wellbeing

16.05    Policy discussion. Concluding discussions about policy implications and recommendations to foster entrepreneurship.

16.45     Mingle session with refreshments

Venue:  Swedish Permanent Representation, Square de Meeûs 30, Brussels
Time: 24 June, 13.30-16.45, followed by a reception

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