General Framework about Education and Promotion of Entrepreneurs
Presenter: Jan Laubscher
University of Waterloo
Theme: Global Solutions for Economic Recovery
Today’s society seems to be marked by increasing poverty and an apparently unequal allocation of opportunities. While the first point is undoubtedly a fact, the second one is not necessarily true. Common problems concerning opportunities are a lack of perception and the belief in being able to pursue them. One way to engage these problems is educating people in entrepreneurship.
To be an entrepreneur does not necessarily mean to become a reckless business man. It means instead to be fulfilled with the fundamental volition to satisfy the needs of others and, in doing so, to ensure one’s own financial liberty.
Therefore, the entrepreneur possesses the will and ability to innovate given patterns, the awareness for risk combined with the readiness to bear it, the sense for the future development of people’s needs, and of course a good pinch of entrepreneurial spirit. Fields of deployment can be found everywhere within our society. This paper is based on the writer’s thesis paper about how to educate entrepreneurs within governmental programs in Germany. It picks up the research conclusions and applies them to a general framework about how to educate and support entrepreneurship as a crucial part of our future society.