Unleashing Entrepreneurship! with JONATHAN ORTMANS

In conjunction with the Global Entrepreneurship Week, CRADLE is organizing a knowledge sharing platform for local entrepreneurs, inventors and researchers to learn, share their experiences and discuss the challenges of global entrepreneurship from renowned expert, JONATHAN ORTMANS (President, Global Entrepreneurship Week and Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, See below).
Ortmans advises the Kauffman Foundation principally on its global footprint and its interface with policymakers on new research and initiatives to advance entrepreneurship. The Kauffman Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately USD2 billion and with more than 12 years of in-depth international experience. The Kauffman Foundation works with leading educators, researchers, and corporate partners to further understanding of the powerful economic impact of entrepreneurship.

Find out what could help you globalise your products and services competitively, understand if you have the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, what you can do to revive the economy as an entrepreneur and much more!

Come join CRADLE in this exciting open dialogue:

Date: 19th November 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Auditorium Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)
Capital Square, Block C & D, No. 8, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Entrance: FREE
For registration or further information, please contact Diyana ([email protected]). Due to enthusiastic response, they only have a few seats left… Do register as soon as possible!Jonathan Ortmans

Jonathan Ortmans

President, Global Entrepreneurship Week

Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Leading the development of Global Entrepreneurship Week on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Jonathan Ortmans has worked to align more than 75 countries to inspire, connect, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs. In 2007, he successfully piloted a similar effort focused exclusively on the United States that engaged more than 1,300 partner organizations and roughly 500,000 people. Ortmans advises the Kauffman Foundation principally on its global footprint and its interface with policymakers through the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (hosted on entrepreneurship.org), a public policy initiative to focus attention on the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy and society. Based in Washington, DC, Ortmans serves as an interface between new research and initiatives to advance entrepreneurship at the Foundation and the questions and concerns that arise from policymakers in the nation’s capital. He started his first business at the age of 19 in his native United Kingdom and his second at 34 after a career in Washington, DC, working for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee focusing on trade policy. Previously, Ortmans served as executive director of the Columbia Institute for Political Research, concentrating on health care economic policy. Currently, he also serves as President of the Public Forum Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that enjoys strong bi-partisan congressional support in fostering public discourse on major issues of the day.





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