The institute’s aim is to stimulate innovation through research, education, and on-the-ground action that enables entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders to stimulate growth in developing economies.
The new Stanford – Endeavor Leadership Programme is designed specifically for Endeavor entrepreneurs. Endeavor selected 61 High-Impact entrepreneurs from its global networks to attend. Among those selected were Jordanian entrepreneurs Amin Amin founder of ASK Arabia and Ramzi Halaby and Zafer Younis co-founders of Modern Media.
The week-long programme will draw on the world-class faculty and network at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to help Endeavor entrepreneurs build growth companies in a competitive global marketplace. In addition to faculty, Silicon Valley-based business school alumni with expertise in operations will return to Stanford to coach working groups during the programme.
“Increased management know-how is a critical tool that empowers entrepreneurs to scale businesses and create employment opportunities in emerging economies,” said Hau Lee, faculty director of SEED. “This course represents our first major interaction with on-the-ground entrepreneurs who will return to their respective countries to change people’s lives by both creating jobs and products that solve problems in a sustained way.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Stanford to provide our Endeavor entrepreneurs with such a unique opportunity,” said Endeavor co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg. “Access to programmes like this can make the difference in helping enterprises scale and reach their high-impact potential.”
Led by Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management George Foster at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the programme will allow participants to develop core competencies to grow companies, present frameworks to manage growth and tools to drive a vibrant corporate culture, develop leadership skills to operate in a competitive global economy, and address the special opportunities and challenges involved in scaling global companies.
While the entrepreneurs contribute to programme costs, the effort, including housing on the Stanford campus, is subsidized through a generous grant from SEED.
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