As you can imagine, finding entrepreneurs
and telling their stories is his mission.
When the Schwab Foundation started just over four years ago, social entrepreneurs
told us that they needed three things: legitimacy for the work they do; credibility for the models they have created; and access to networking opportunities with leaders from other sectors, so as to increase the dissemination of their models and access capital and other critical resources.
This decision couldn't have been more timely," said Pete Shea, CEO of Entrepreneur
are able to focus; they tend to live, eat and sleep their new venture.
Gorrie says an added benefit is the boost the initiative will give to Young Entrepreneurs
of Thunder Bay, a group of young business people who act as a voice for young entrepreneurs
by providing educational seminars, social and networking opportunities and peer support.
As to what defines an entrepreneur
, Reiss rests on the definition espoused by Howard Stevenson, a Harvard University professor who has dedicated the past 20 years to promoting the academic study of entrepreneurship.
will carefully examine each opportunity, evaluate the degree of risk, and make a reasonable decision.
However, each entrepreneur
must make the commitment required to succeed, must understand why failure strikes a large percentage of all small businesses, and must manage to avoid the pitfalls.
By actively participating in our conferences, entrepreneurs
raise their chances of succeeding.
My contacts were consistent in describing the ideal physician entrepreneur
TIE also holds student conferences, including its annual Young Entrepreneur
Conference and Business Competition.