This past Tuesday, August 9, Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (CEC) faculty and staff hosted and met with a delegation of international entrepreneurs and emerging leaders as part of a project conducted by The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) and the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Invited to represent the Cincinnati region, Tom Dalziel, executive director of the CEC, continued to further the center’s global presence by discussing academic programs for entrepreneurs and shared best practices for social entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship ecosystems.
“The CEC is committed to developing and maintaining partnerships both local and global,” said Dalziel on the importance of this opportunity. “In hosting and meeting with these delegates, we enjoyed learning from unique thinkers and minds from around the globe and sharing insights that may influence their national entrepreneurial ecosystems.”
Dalziel met with the members of the IVLP project “Changemakers II: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship in the US,” a venture designed to encourage the free flow of ideas amongst a panel of international and local experts on the subjects of corporate social responsibility, social enterprises for education and poverty alleviation, academic programs for social entrepreneurs and youth entrepreneurship.
These delegates also visited other Cincinnati organizations such as INKUBATOR, The Reds Community Fund, Cincinnati Works, the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, DHL, INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, the Third Grade Reading Network, and UpSpring.
The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building global understanding and international awareness through education, information and the exchange of people and ideas.
They work in cooperation with companies, cultural and educational bodies and government organizations such as the US Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).