The Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Symposium, or “GELS,” is a part of the Intel+UC Berkeley Global Entrepreneurship Education Initiative – a set of programs building and supporting entrepreneurship worldwide. GELS is focused on training expert mentors who can support entrepreneurs in their regional ecosystems.
The 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Program will be held at UC Berkeley, November 7-11.
The application process is CLOSED for this year.
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The Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Symposium provides concepts, processes and tools to enable qualified individuals to effectively mentor emerging entrepreneurs. Further, the program provides unique hands on experience of observing and practicing mentorship and facilitated leadership. The program is based on the strong principles and practices of the UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship and Innovation program lead by the Lester Center and its globally recognized faculty. The program presents these practices in the context of an intellectual framework suitable for government officials, program managers and public policy leaders, to enhance their ability to create a constructive environment conducive to entrepreneurial accomplishment.
Attendees will enhance their ability to advise and support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams. This goes well beyond the technical aspects of developing and refining a business plan to actually helping others succeed through mentorship and guided leadership development. Each module of the program will address the dual goals of enhancing individual goals and identifying public policy and management practices that help create environments to support entrepreneurial success. Attendees will return to their homes better prepared to support entrepreneurial success at the individual policy level and the national and regional policy and governance level.
The Global Entrepreneurship Leadership Program is chaired by Lester Center Faculty Jerome S. Engel, Founding Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow, and David Charron, Senior Fellow and Lecturer. Professors Engel and Charron will teach most of the sessions, calling upon other members of the faculty where appropriate. They have successfully led other Intel sponsored training programs at UC Berkeley and around the world.
Monday, November 7, 2011 – Haas School, UC Berkeley
08:30 – 10:00 Welcome to Berkeley
10:30 – 12:00 Entrepreneurship Education Curriculum + Experience
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Frameworks for Mentoring Entrepreneurs|
15:30 – 17:00 Cultural and Regional Challenges to Effective Mentoring
18:00 Welcome Reception with Intel Global Challenge (IGC) Teams
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – Intel Day, Santa Clara
08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Travel to Intel Corporate Headquarters
10:00 – 11:30 Session with IGC Teams–Creating Global Companies
12:00 – 13:00 IGC Teams Poster Session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:50 Tour of Intel Museum
15:00 – 16:30 Mentoring Exercise
17:00 – 18:00 Dinner with guest speaker
18:00 – 18:15 Depart for Berkeley
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – IGC Semi Finals
08:30 – 10:00 Judging and Screening Young Companies
10:00 – 12:00 Shadow Judging IGC Semi-Finals
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Shadow Judging IGC Semi-Finals
15:30 – 17:00 GELS Judging Session of IGC
18:00 Joint Celebration Dinner: GELS and IGC participants
Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Haas School, IGC Finals
08:30 – 10:00 Helping Teams Overcome Problems
10:30 – 12:00 Mentoring IGC Teams
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 17:00 Split Session: GELS Innovation, IGC Finals
17:30 - 20:30 Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum–IGC Finals, Keynote & Awards
Friday, November 11, 2011 – Haas School, UC Berkeley
08:30 – 10:00 Global Opportunities and the Role of the Mentors
10:30 – 12:00 Creating Successes, The Master Mentoring Program
12:00 – 14:00 Final Lunch and Wrap Up
*Timing of some sessions/activities is subject to change.
For questions regarding GELS please contact the Lester Center or Intel staff:
Entrepreneurship & Innovation