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Getting ready for new Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC session — Starts October 3rd

We had an amazing experience teaching the first session of our MOOC, Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies, in April 2014. Over 23,000 of you from 183 countries enrolled in the course. It was such a pleasure to exchange ideas with so many of you during the MOOC about strategies to supporting entrepreneurship … Continue reading

Entrepreneur Magazine: My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

Check out this article from last week in Entrepreneur Magazine about what went into the making of our MOOC.  Entrepreneur will be doing a series of stories on the entrepreneurs and thought leaders that are featured in the video lectures.  I will share those articles as they are published.

How can networks help modernize a manufacturing economy? The Metropolitan Revolution: Northeast Ohio

One of the required readings for the MOOC will be this article written by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley from the Brookings Institution who are the authors of the important book The Metropolitan Revolution:  How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.  Northeast Ohio is one of the regions that Bruce … Continue reading

Plain Dealer Article — Cleveland-style entrepreneurship offering model to world cities

The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote an article yesterday which profiled our MOOC and posed the question if Cleveland’s attempt to support entrepreneurship through government and donor funding was a relevant model for other communities around the world.   The reporter interviewed folks from Vietnam and Rwanda to ask that question and they both felt that there … Continue reading

Jumpstart Podcast: Northeast Ohio: A Role Model for Global Entrepreneurship

Enjoyed the opportunity to discuss our upcoming MOOC on a Jumpstart podcast moderated by Samantha Fryberger with Lisa Delp, the former executive director of the Ohio Third Frontier program and Nevine Dakroury, the director of the FSVC office in Egypt (via phone).  We discuss the lessons we have learned to date in Northeast Ohio and … Continue reading