Global Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship

The U.S. is often thought of as the land of innovation – a great habitat for entrepreneurs. And, this is still the case. But, why are other regions of the world, such as Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, producing entrepreneurs at a faster rate than the United States?

In this month's episode of America Abroad, entitled Global Entrepreneurship, we travel to Mexico City and Lagos to see how middle income and developing countries are fostering new entrepreneurs. And, we visit MIT in Massachusetts to explore the role of education in cultivating the next generation of American, and global entrepreneurs.

Guests include:

  • Candida Brush, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Wellesley, MA and an expert on women and entrepreneurship.
  • Krisztina "Z" Holly, Chair of the World Economic Forum's Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship and founder of several start-ups including centers for innovation at MIT and University of Southern California.
  • Sarah Mckinney, entrepreneur and contributing writer to Forbes.

This is the third in a four-part series on entrepreneurship.

Produced by Jacob Conrad / Written and Edited by Martha Little / Additional production help was provided by Flawn Williams / Web Producer: Philippa Levenberg / Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by yenkassa and The Reboot Project / Reported by Jennifer Collins, Sam Olukoya and Kirk Carapezza / Host: Madeleine Brand / Length: 51 minutes 

Supported By: 
The John Templeton Foundation