How to manage Innovation Processes successfully as a young entrepreneur, a start-upper or in diaspora? This webinar treats most important methodologies and gives advice on how to successfully run a business, be more creative, strengthen contacts with the R&D environment, manage the innovation process internally and take advantage of strategic networking to exploit all opportunities concerning access to finance and innovation through internationalization. The Business Model Canvas Exercise will be presented as a hands-on tool to foster understanding, discussion, creativity and analysis. A specific focus will be given also to topics as crowd funding and crowd sourcing as well as on internationalization of enterprises by touching all implications for young entrepreneurs to reach out successfully to new clients, knowledge owners and business partners outside the country. The Lean Start-up will be briefly presented to advise participants on how to create a more successful entrepreneurial business. Tips and tricks on successful pitching will be shared with the audience being able to take benefit of the extended Q&A session at the end of the webinar (30 minutes). A dedicated time slot will also focus on women entrepreneurship in particular. This webinar is an in-depth follow up on the Training on innovation and entrepreneurship for start-ups, young entrepreneurs/women and diaspora organized within the frame of the EUROMEDInvest project.
Relator: Dr. Atef El Shabrawy & Mr. David TeeEgypt & Belgium
Dr. Atef benefits from more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, SME’s banking (Islamic & conventional) and social innovation. Currently advisor to the International Entrepreneurship Academy-Centennial Fund-KSA, and advisor for GESR-Social Innovation Center, Cairo-Egypt. Also SME’s advisor to the Federation of GCC Chamber of Commerce, KSA. He also participated in the design of the National Innovation System in Egypt in 2005. David Tee is a serial entrepreneur, consultant and innovator with over 25 years professional experience in a variety of environments from Cambridge-based IT start-ups to Silicon Valley-based innovation consultancy to EU-funded project management. He has founded three companies, incubated new businesses, commercialised technology and consulted to both the public and private sectors. Working with EBN, David has supported the Quality Team in developing new tools for BIC benchmarking, with the Project Team developed the proposal for an FP7 Social Innovation Incubation project, under EuropeAid projects advised the EU-funded SRTD and EJADA projects in Jordan, supporting research, technology commercialisation, innovation and establishing a network of innovation centres.