Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America is a new program of the Columbia Business School in partnership with Endeavor, an organization providing support and resources to entrepreneurs around the world. The program launched in January 2012. Module I of the program was a success! Read the summary here.
For more information, please visit the program website.
A year-long program offered the resources of business school's faculty and business training to these entrepreneurs, giving them the academic foundation to turn business theory into practice on a local and international scale. Consisting of six educational “modules.” the course not only taught the fundamentals of business, but also asked participants to extend themselves beyond the classroom, implementing in practice the business plans they developed in the classroom. The program also offered significant opportunity for networking, introducing entrepreneurs from all corners of Latin America to one another and enabling them to work together in partnerships that are vital to ensuring the success of their businesses.
Graduates of the program were awarded the Chazen Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness. Completion of the program equipped participants with the tools to develop a successful venture.