Education institutions prepare students for different pathways. This includes attaining a job or self- employment. Entrepreneurship centers do not just prepare students to set up a business, they can provide the skills that would enable graduates to take on whatever job they want.
How are successful universities setting up these centers?
How should these centers be managed?
How are soft skills integrated into the programs?
What Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are used to measure their success?
Daniela Duran is the Deputy Director of the Entrepreneurship Hub at UTEL university in Mexico. She has international experience in diverse fields, such as product marketing and sales, go to market strategy, consultancy and organization development. Daniela’s focus is tech-powered solutions to help people form meaningful connections in their educational environment.
Hala Barakat is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the American University in Cairo (AUC), School of Business. She has worked across the hotel and banking sectors and founded her own business, Arabiaware, which produces and retails leather products. Hala is also a graduate of The Goldman Sach’s “10,000 Women Entrepreneurial and Leadership” program; and was selected to attend President Obama’s entrepreneurship Summit.
Smaiyra Million is the Executive Director of Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College in the US. She is an experienced CEO, investor, and advocate for advancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. She spent thirty years as a successful operator of luxury hotels, spas, and health clubs. As CEO of Millennium Partners Sports Club Management (Sports Club/LA & Reebok Sports Clubs), Smaiyra was named to the Top 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts.
Amy Refaat is the webinar moderator for this session as well as Senior Private Sector Specialist for IFC’s Vitae program for employability in higher education.