Center for Entrepreneurship
Center for Entrepreneurship is one of the leading forcesfor developing entrepreneurship in Russia.CFE is an entrepreneurship training, education and developmentorganization that promotes economic opportunity, helps build a strongmiddle class, and enhances the relationship between Russia andthe US.
The program has four key goals and objectives:
1. Identify and developentrepreneurs throughout Russia and provide them with the knowledge, skills andpersonal abilities to start and build growth companies.
2. Enhance a cultureof entrepreneurship by promoting policies in supportof entrepreneurship and by raising awareness of entrepreneurshipas an engine for economic development and job creation.
3. Advance entrepreneurshipeducation at the university level to inspire future generationsof entrepreneurs.
4. Serve as a catalystorganization by expanding the capacity of entrepreneurship supportorganizations throughout Russia.
Centerfor Entrepreneurship was one of the initiators of Russian Association forEntrepreneurship establishment in 2008.
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship(USASBE) is on of the largest independent, professional, academic organizationin the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. Withover 1000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses,nonprofit organizations, and the public sector, USASBE is a diverse mix ofprofessionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurialattitudes and behaviors.
USASBE is built around four pillars that guide the ongoing development of ourorganization. The pillarsinclude:
- entrepreneurship education
- entrepreneurship research
- entrepreneurship outreach and
- public policy
By fostering advances in each of these areas, we support the development ofentrepreneurship educators who in turn will create next generation ofentrepreneurs.
Swedish Enterprise Education
- sawing the seedsof enterprise, initiative and independence
The fundamental concept is that students are to be stimulated into working moreindependently and the central theme is the series of project work with MentorCompanies. Each company is to function as a mentor to two students for twoyears. Regular contact with the Mentor Company during this period is the coreof the SEED-process. This is where theory meets practice and the students gaina better understanding as to why they need to learn the theoretical side.
Bymeeting the Mentor Company on a recurring basis the students gain insight intothe important personal qualities of taking responsibility, planning, workingwith others and also get to know themselves. This knowledge would not be gainedif they only encountered their companies on infrequent occasions. Everything isbased on regular contact and as a product of this natural questions arise whichstudents can then address during their theoretical work at school.
Over the past 27 years, EFER hassought to put entrepreneurship on the roadmap of European higher education anddevelop a network of first-class European professors and active entrepreneurs.We are now moving forward to building on their impact and reach as educators toraise the entrepreneurs and job-creators of tomorrow.
Until today, EFER has trained 500academics from 200 institutions in 46 countries in teaching entrepreneurship. It hassupported the development and publication of over65 case studies,in addition to more than 40research publications.