Global Entrepreneurship Week

Save the date: November 8 - 12, 2021

St. John’s University

St. John's University is a private Catholic University in New York City founded and run by the Vincentian Fathers in 1870 with campuses in New York City and overseas in RomeParis, and Limerick, Ireland. Through five undergraduate schools and six graduate schools, St. John's offers more than 100 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs to more than 20,000 students.

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, part of St. John’s University, develops well-rounded professionals capable of integrating theoretical knowledge with applied concepts learned through classroom, practice, online activities, local and global service-learning, and academic and career-focused internships.

Innovative and fast-paced professional programs—in administration and economics, advertising, analytics, communications, computer science, cybersecurity, criminal justice and homeland security, information technology, journalism, media, sport management and more—embed foundational social sciences topics and digital technology in the various professions, cultivating both general and specialized competencies.

The College attracts a cadre of students with multicultural backgrounds who enrich our community. CCPS faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of each student, and carefully customize academic paths to match individual interests and credentials with the skills needed in our evolving society. 

CCPS also offers a launchpad for innovators, entrepreneurs, and explorers—problem solvers who want to change the world for the better through a rich program in innovation and entrepreneurship and the availability of labs and makers space including the St. John’s University Design Factory, a member of the Global Design Factory Network.

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, UADE is an undergraduate and graduate degree-granting university with a 33,000 student population. Campus-based, this modern and innovative institution of higher education is devoted to providing students professionally focused leading-edge opportunities in learning and research engagement.

UADE has a strong academic- business profile which enables UADE to keep pace with the ever-changing labor market demands and gives a proactive response through academic education and research.

Our education is enhanced by avant-garde technology. Our graduates are proficient with state-of-the-art technology and apply their theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to real world situations in a high-tech, cutting-edge environment. Our programs are accredited by prestigious national and international institutions, a fundamental support to guarantee academic quality.

Our student and faculty’s academic life is enriched by Internationalization. There is room for globalized experiences for both students and faculty through educational, cultural, and linguistic exchange programs: every year, more than 300 foreign students from over 30 countries are welcome to UADE and can validate their credits within its exchange programs. They receive support from the International Relations Office, which serves as a point of contact between students and faculty departments. To foster internationalization of curricula, faculty and students, UADE holds partnerships with more than 100 universities on all continents.

As regards entrepreneurship, through the UADE HUB we offer advice on a large number of projects designed by our students and graduates.

UADE HUB is the Entrepreneurship and Innovation area within UADE. There are more than 2,500 members in our Entrepreneurship Club who meet to discuss topics related to creativity and innovation. The club also develops initiatives intended to create opportunities to build fruitful relationships.

Our aim is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to succeed. UADE HUB provides its members with skills and knowledge in running a business. To accomplish this, we offer an incubation program. This is a three-month program in which the entrepreneurs are guided by a mentor who supports them to achieve their goals.

We also participate in external competitions and forums on entrepreneurship.

In addition, we have a program called “Family Business Office” which is intended to help graduates or students who are involved in a family business to boost the SMEs by applying academic knowledge.

UADE HUB also offers an academic subject called Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Interdisciplinary teams of students registered to this course develop a solution to certain problems faced by real life companies.

Moreover, we offer the UADE HUB Award. It consists of several benefits and an amount of ARG$500,000 provided by Santander Bank.

ESIC Business & Marketing School

ESIC's history is inherently tied to talent within the business world. From its creation in 1965, the School has strived to transform its students into successful business managers and executives. ESIC was one of the firsts business schools in Spain and a pioneer in Marketing education. This branch of education was created and developed to meet the demands of professionals that also wanted to receive a training in marketing. Thanks to the School, the Marketing sector has acquired nationwide importance as a key factor for the development of today's society, as well as an area of critical relevance to our country's employment.

Today, ESIC's programs catalogue is much more than marketing, it also provides the most complete educational offer in terms of business management, with a special focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital economy, both in the undergraduate and graduate area.

ESIC is one of the best Schools when it comes to integrating digitalization and marketing in the management area. This allows the School to transform and empower its students by providing them with practical academic knowledge, business ethics, and a professional profile that fits perfectly with today's global, competitive, and digital society.

ESIC strives to transform and empower its students by providing them with a high-quality education, as well as strong professional and personal values, so that they develop their career in a responsible way, and exercise key roles in their organizations and social environments.

ESIC's entrepreneurship support program is available for students, alumni and staff and provides different services that fit the necessities of the projects started by our community. ESIC offers advice to the entrepreneurs, runs an accelerator program and holds an incubator, offers full support for getting funding (4 investor's days per year) and is in close contact with its vast alumni community that provides warmth and support to our entrepreneurs.


EPHEC, a French-speaking Belgian HEI, proposes a wide range of business (Accounting, Law, E-Business, Marketing, International Trade) and technical bachelor’s degrees (Automation, Electromechanics, ICT) allowing access to skilled jobs in growth promising sectors or to a second academic cycle. A Bachelor of Specialization in Business Data Analysis is also organized.

Our academic institution wants to promote the development of individuals and society while being recognized for the expertise of our staff in the education and professional training of citizens that can play an active and enterprising role in society, upon starting and throughout their careers, at a local and at an international level. Our values are accountability and responsibility, equity, humanism, proactivity and respect.

Our adaptability to market trends, our extensive professional network, our international partners and our entrepreneurial pedagogical model are precious assets.

Dokuz Eylül University

Dokuz Eylül University (DEU) plays a leading role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Izmir and the Aegean Region through its stake in Dokuz Eylül Technology Development Inc. (DEPARK). DEPARK, is an ecosystem that brings together the industry, governmental institutions, universities and other research institutions to carry out research and development activities and that enables them to transfer knowledge and technology It has been established in 2013 and 77.33% of its shares are owned by Dokuz Eylül University. The main aim of DEPARK is to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship aiming local and national development through research and development and innovation-based projects and cooperation. DEPARK incorporates the advantages of the techno park environment for research and development projects, acceptance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneur candidates into the incubation processes, commercialization and internationalization of industrial projects.

Faculty of Business having entrepreneurship as one of its values aims to educate entrepreneurs and develop entrepreneurial skills of its students. The Business Program has a specialization track in entrepreneurship besides its traditional specialization tracks. Students get the basic skills to generate venture capital and create new businesses. In a constantly changing global environment, students learn how to act as change agents so as to lead in their field of specialization. Students’ progress in creative skills which can provide the power to promote new ways of doing business. The program fits the needs of students from a range of backgrounds who are interested in starting their own ventures or pursuing traditional jobs with large corporations and consulting firms that may involve launching new business units, joint ventures, and creating strategic alliances. Specifically, students are encouraged to develop their knowledge to start various types of businesses. At the end of their education, students’ progress in their value-added skills related to leadership and decision-making aspects of establishing new ventures. Finally, the entrepreneurship track enhances students’ entrepreneurial careers and business skills necessary to take opportunities in the global marketplace.

Faculty of Business, moreover, cooperates with Turkish Young Business People Association, Aegean Young Business People Association and Izmir Business Women Association in organizing entrepreneurship weeks, competitions, hackathons, conferences, panels, etc. The student club publishes a journal in cooperation with Aegean Young Business People Association. Students are also encouraged to take part in international competitions as well entrepreneurship weeks organized by partner universities. The Alumni Relations Office also organizes a Career Meet-up event where the students meet the alumni where there is always an “entrepreneurs table” enabling students to interact with entrepreneurs educated at their faculty.


Today we live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Learning how to make decisions, evaluate multiple scenarios and understand the new business world of startups is increasingly important in all careers.

For this reason, FAAP transformed its traditional Entrepreneurship Center, founded in 2003, into FAAP Business HUB (B-HUB), which is our own startup.

B-HUB incorporates the role of promoting entrepreneurship, offering guidance, training and, since 2014, the challenge #EmpreendaFAAP, a contest which allows the viability of projects for students and alumni.

The diversity of thinking minds due to the combination of students, alumni, professors, consultants and mentors, provides an environment which is rich in ideas and partnerships, an ideal place for the development of entrepreneurship.

However, B-HUB offers much more. It is the connection between FAAP and the market which permits companies to develop projects in different areas with the participation and involvement of students in real decisions. A living opportunity to apply the concepts and experiences they have learned in the classroom.

With the right mingle of young millennials, qualified professors, strategic partners and a good market challenge, B- HUB is the ideal environment for innovation, development of new projects, creation of communication strategies and corporate training.

We believe the continuous development of entrepreneurial individuals who are characterized by their resilience, willpower and capacity for transformation is much more important than developing projects and companies.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences: Rotterdam Business School

Over 12,000 students and 800 staff members study and work within Rotterdam Business School on a big variety of business study programmes. We share the same drive. We are here every day to contribute to the development of young people.

Rotterdam Business School reflects the city with its cultural diversity and a practical approach to contemporary issues, in which education, professional practice and practice-oriented research go hand in hand. Rotterdam Business School has created its own distinct profile and focuses its activities on four areas, namely purpose economy, circular economy, digital economy and leadership. These key points of interest uniquely connect the Business School to the Rotterdam region.

We want to be an educational organisation for everyone, in which education is focused on the personal and professional development of the student. We provide education in a learning environment with contemporary practical assignments. Our education prepares students for a changing work field and a changing society. Now that professional profiles are becoming increasingly unclear, we train our students more broadly, flexibly and with an even greater focus on practice.

Within our Entrepreneurship Programme, we train our students to become entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs who are capable of creating jobs in rapidly changing markets. Students who already launched their entrepreneurial journey, will do so from their own start-up. When they are intrapreneurs, they are managers and build a branch, department or business unit of a larger company. We created an Incubator and Start-Up Academy, to give our students the opportunity to work on and develop their own start-ups and to excel in entrepreneurship.

We help students create ideas and tackle problems, and, from time to time, take decisions which are not totally without risk.

Entrepreneurs are also able to work well with others. Collaboration is key.

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