20 inspiring stories of entrepreneurs in communities around the world.
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?
Beyond Silicon Valley is for local change makers connecting globally.
You’ll meet 20 community leaders who support entrepreneurship in countries such as Iran, Kosovo, Vietnam, and Botswana. They face economic hardship, political strife, corruption or cultural aversion to risk-taking—challenges unheard of in Silicon Valley. They add vitality, creativity, and high-paying jobs to their communities.
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The Beyond Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program, winner of the 2017 AACSB Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, was developed to help support the growth of startups around the world.
Key concepts covered in the Beyond Silicon Valley book include:
- Role of Government
- Role of Donors
- Role of Intermediary Organizations (NGOs)
- Leveraging Anchor Institutions
- Access to Capital/Mentoring:
- Seed Accelerators
- Angel Investing
- Venture Capital
“In Beyond Silicon Valley, Goldberg has created an indispensable playbook to help entrepreneurs, regardless of where they may live and work, start and scale the companies of the future.”
“An engaging speaker, writer and forward thinker, Goldberg has provided a roadmap for anyone building an entrepreneurship ecosystem in an emerging economy.”
“Beyond Silicon Valley breaks new ground in teaching entrepreneurship and economic development.”
“Beyond Silicon Valley is captivating. Michael Goldberg will change how you think about entrepreneurship and where risk-taking, business-building people can flourish.”
Michael E. Goldberg is a venture capitalist and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Goldberg created the massive open online course, or MOOC, called Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies, which has attracted over 135,000 students from 190 countries with subtitles in 16 languages (the most on the Coursera platform). Inc.com named Beyond Silicon Valley one of the top online classes that “will make you smarter and more interesting.” Goldberg spoke about the impact of his MOOC at TEDxHeraklion in Crete and TEDxFulbright in Santa Monica.