Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Panel

POSTED ON: December 2, 2020


On December 8, 2020, Dean of Engineering Barry Shoop will participate as a member of a panel discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship in developing nations. The panel is hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City.

Dean Shoop joins Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Elizabeth McBride, founder and editor of The Times of Entrepreneurship, an online portal that covers entrepreneurs beyond Silicon Valley, Dina Sherif, director of MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, and Eddie Custovic, founder of the IEEE Innovation Nation Program and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Futures Foundation. The panel moderator, Ned Lomigora, is CEO of Cape Ann Tech, a custom software development company specializing in advanced business solutions for both Fortune 100, and startups. He is also a Board Member and Technology Chair for MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC, and a former Olympic athlete.

Abstract: The impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on the economy and society more broadly cannot be overstated. The impact goes beyond aspects such as increased productivity, competitiveness, and job creation, and crosses over into infrastructure, the environment, political stability, regulation and social inclusion.

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