New American Business Bootcamp

One of our partners, the Cleveland Small Business Administration, is hosting an event called, “New American Business Bootcamp.” The goal is to bring entrepreneurial resources to immigrant communities and is sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Check it out! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q117KRqEyZ1TT7RocH5qGJnLypb4R9EbL-QBkXZV8os/viewform

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Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Women’s Economy Empowerment

As part of Asia’s economic boom, women make up nearly half of total business owners. In the majority of countries, migration remains a primary means for securing a livelihood, with female migrant workers often equalling or exceeding the number of men on the move. However, many end up in poorly paid jobs with no protections, […]

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Entrepreneurship: Expanding the Small Business Network of the Americas

Visitors from Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela will examine the impact of American small businesses on the local, regional, national and global economies.  Of particular focus will be: public-private partnerships and the variety of mechanisms to assist small businesses with capital, credit, training, and support at the federal, state, local and grassroots levels; trends in […]

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Economic Development: Creating the Right Conditions for Investment and Entrepreneurship

Representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina will explore examples of successful economic development programs in the United States, especially through legislative or executive actions that fostered a positive climate for investment and entrepreneurship.  The group will observe how cities and states that have lost factories and manufacturing jobs re-develop their economies by focusing on other sectors. International […]

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Regional Revitalization through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This project, with 9 representatives from the Czech Republic, will focus on a broad and balanced range of perspectives for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States. The group will look at the “Cleveland Model” of how to foster innovation and creativity, commercialization of academic and scientific research, and the work of innovation centers (such […]

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Community Connections – Belarus

The broad public diplomacy goal of the Community Connections program is to contribute to economic and democratic reform while promoting mutual understanding between nations.  Through exposure to U.S. society, personal connections with Americans and intensive programming in the U.S., these goals are achieved. The goal of this three week program is to introduce 10 Belarusian […]

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PKNnovate: 20 Slides 2 Change the World

Join us for a dynamic evening to hear 8-10 creative Clevelanders presenting their work, ideas, and obsessions around how innovation and entrepreneurship can revitalize communities. The event will also feature presentations by participants of CCWA’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is a US Department of State program that will be in Cleveland July 10-24, […]

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Social Entrepreneurship

This program, with visitors from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation can drive social and environmental change. Meetings will examine the concept of social entrepreneurship, as well as government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation. Through examination of successful models of social entrepreneurship, […]

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