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Pio Manzu Award Speech: Building an Entrepreneurial Society in Italy

Small Business is the Problem to be Solved: Growing Businesses are the Solution

Daniel Isenberg, Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson Global

Executive Director, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, October 14, 2012

Three months ago quite by coincidence, I discovered that 10 of my former students from Harvard and Babson over the past 7 years have started ventures from scratch which have created over 2000 jobs and well over $1 billion in wealth. One is an online gaming company in Latin America, one is an outsourcing company in India, one is a biotech company in Israel, one is a direct insurance company in Japan that went public last year, and one is a media company in Silicon Valley that was just bought by Google for a reported $250 million.

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