Social Entrepreneurs in the United States (Multi-Regional Project)

This International Visitor Leadership Program project is for seven entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Algeria, Chile, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates. They are in Cleveland to examine sustainable social ventures that support local communities. Meetings, site visits, and volunteering opportunities will introduce the visitors to the impact local businesses have in […]

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Economic Diversity and Single Industry Towns

For decades Cleveland’s manufacturing-based economy helped define the industrial heartland of America. Today Cleveland and the Midwest are known by the “Rust Belt” moniker, in reference to deindustrialization and urban decay that resulted from a decline of traditional enterprises based around steel and coal production. As part of their State Department-sponsored program on the development […]

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Accelerating Tech Entrepreneurship & SME Development

Seven prominent Cambodian information technology specialists, e-Commerce professionals, and entrepreneurs will be in Northeast Ohio to gain cutting-edge industry knowledge in startup acceleration and venture capital funding. Forums with startup incubators and crowdfunders, including Crowdentials and LeanDog, coupled with site visits to Lorain County Community College and Think[Box], will detail mentoring through software development and […]

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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Professional Fellowship Program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in October 2017, to collaborate with their counterparts in businesses and civil society organizations in 24 cities across the United States. As one of these 24 “City Hubs,” Cleveland will welcome 10 fellows […]

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Makers: Women Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CCWA is excited to be hosting 10 Egyptian educators and technology leaders who are promoting the Maker Movement in Egypt. This project focuses on highlighting how the Maker Movement encourages collaboration and empowerment of women in schools and businesses. As the home of notable makerspaces, including Think[Box] at Case Western Reserve University, visitors will have […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests […]

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Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Development: A Project for Vietnam

The Silicon Valley based “500 Startups” estimates that 1,000 or more start-up companies launch in Vietnam every year. The entrepreneurial culture is so strong in urban centers like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, in fact, that it has prompted some scholars and businesspeople to wonder whether Vietnam will become the next Silicon Valley (according […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs looks forward to welcoming visitors from the Near East and North Africa this April for the project “Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship” (WISE). This project will examine women’s contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through research and development, education and teaching, leadership, entrepreneurship, and public policy […]

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Women in Entrepreneurship

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs looks forward to hosting five women from Saudi Arabia this April for the program “Women in Entrepreneurship.” This networking-focused program will bring visitors with vast business and entrepreneurship experience to Cleveland to meet other women in their fields of expertise. During their time in Cleveland, visitors will also participate in […]

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Business Development for Entrepreneurs

Cleveland is gaining national recognition for its achievements in transitioning the city from an industrial hub to one that focuses on innovation, startups, and 21st century technologies.  Because of this success, Cleveland will be welcoming business professionals from Cameroon, Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to  observe the effectiveness of the business […]

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