Science and Technology Entrepreneurship

Visitors from the Bahamas, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lebanon, Romania, South Africa, and Namibia will travel to Cleveland to learn the roles of government, private enterprises, professional organizations and universities in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Visitors will meet with advocates and investors involved in recognizing, promoting, and developing science and tech start-ups, while discussing the role […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States

International visitors from Burkina Faso, Iraq, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and West Bank will examine the role of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and what makes social ventures sustainable, self-sufficient and scalable. Visitors will get to network with their U.S. counterparts and exchange ideas regarding innovative approaches to social changes in areas such […]

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Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability

Visitors from 16 countries throughout Africa will travel to Northeast Ohio to observe the effectiveness of the business sector in creating jobs and alleviating global poverty. This project will examine the regulatory systems that allow entrepreneurs to flourish while identifying policies that may discourage such enterprises. Visitors will get to explore various business models, support […]

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Managing Start-Up Incubators for Growth

Through this project, Pakistani visitors will explore start-ups and business incubation in the U.S. and the involvement of both the private and public sectors. Small business in Northeast Ohio is tightly entwined with job creation and empowerment of entrepreneurs. Cleveland’s local community start-up culture will be examined through visits with Flashstarts, ECDI, the Health-Tech Corridors, and […]

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (A Project for Libya)

The city of Cleveland has been notable for its recent startup activity and economic development especially targeting small businesses. In this program, visitors from Libya will explore the many facets of business development through meetings with university programs, public/private partnerships, banks,  and tech incubators in Cleveland. Visitors will discuss the best methods and practices in […]

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States (Project for China)

Visitors from China will explore the U.S. system of capitalism in a urban environment where private enterprise is supported through a variety of public-private partnerships, academic institutions, and incubator spaces. A program in Cleveland will allow visitors a unique perspective of economic recovery in a “rust belt” city and the promotion of a 21st century […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers

Entrepreneur.com called Cleveland one of the country’s “top five unexpectedly thriving startup scenes.” The visitors of this program are previous alumni of State Department exchange programs that have been important advocates for women’s entrepreneurship and economic inclusion. Through this program, the group will explore the social, economic, and cultural, and political factors of American private […]

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Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship Incubators

After facing economic hardship with the decline of its traditional steel making and manufacturing industries, Cleveland today has transformed itself into a hub for entrepreneurship. As a result, a group of Indonesian entrepreneurs and business leaders will travel to Cleveland to learn about small business development and innovative economic practices. Visitors will explore sites like […]

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U.S. Best Practices in Promoting Business Development

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startup promoters, and government and economic officials from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe will travel to the U.S. to examine entrepreneurship support programs and small business development at the federal, state, and local level. A program in Cleveland will expose visitors to effective startup incubators at local nonprofits and […]

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Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S. (Project for China)

CCWA is pleased to welcome Chinese entrepreneurs as they visit Cleveland under the International Visitor Leadership Program. Their visit will mainly focus on the role of social entrepreneurship in the United States, discovering innovative approaches to social change, and ways of using social media to drive social entrepreneurship. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each year, […]

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