Executive Education, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and Exceptional Experiences
Author: Karim Konsowa, Marketing & Outreach Analyst
One of our most sought after services for Endeavor Entrepreneurs is the annual Executive Education program organised in partnership with Harvard Business School and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. The week-long Executive Programs are designed with particular focus on leadership, innovation and management training for select groups of high-impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs. During the two programs, the entrepreneurs stayed on campus to engage in several days of guest lectures and discussion groups custom-designed by university faculty. The participants were given access to the world-class resources and expertise of each leading institution while also networking and sharing insights with their fellow entrepreneurs and Endeavor staff.
This year, Harvard’s Program took an in-depth approach to helping participating entrepreneurs identify opportunities for innovation and growth within their businesses while honing key leadership skills. More than 50 entrepreneurs from 40 companies took courses with top HBS professors on topics ranging from sales and marketing to valuation and financing. The entrepreneurs were exposed to practical HBS case studies and participated in small team sessions that enabled them to learn from each other and strategically address industry and market opportunities. In addition to learning, the entrepreneurs in attendance also enjoyed various social networking events and a “pitch contest” that allowed them to address one another’s business challenges.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Innovation & Growth program at Stanford drew from the best of GSB’s world-class network to help Endeavor Entrepreneurs learn to build leading companies in a competitive global marketplace. Participants from over 40 Endeavor Entrepreneur companies had the chance to develop core competencies to help them transform their businesses, manage growth and improve corporate culture. In its fourth year, the Stanford program introduced a new curriculum that has moved away from leadership to focus on topics related to innovation and scale. The Stanford campus and Silicon Valley also provided an extraordinary setting with access to the area’s leading tech hubs. Highlights of the week included a design thinking workshop and group discussions designed around addressing challenges unique to entrepreneurs.
Five Egyptian Entrepreneurs from four companies represented Endeavor Egypt at the programs: Ahmed Ragab of Baraka Group, Amir Barsoum of Dr. Bridge & Dina Aly of Matter Branding all attended Harvard Business School’s Program whilst Ahmed Badr of Dr. Bridge & Hazem El Dalati of TICO flew to Silicon Valley for Stanford’s program.
“One of the most enlightening and greatest networking experience of my entrepreneurial career” – Amir Barsoum, Dr Bridge.
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