Inclusive Growth for Entrepreneurs
Friday, February 28
8:45am – 2:45pm EST
Italian Academy, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave , New York, NY 10027, United States
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This conference will address one of the great puzzles in moving people from poverty: why are there entrepreneurs and small businesses everywhere, and yet small enterprises so rarely scale and grow? On the main streets of Mumbai and in Harlem, we see an abundance of entrepreneurs and small businesses, but many face barriers to scaling. These barriers for small entrepreneurs are found in urban and lower income communities in both lower income and wealthier countries. What are the challenges for a more inclusive financial system for entrepreneurs? What insights can be drawn from behavioral economics and the experience of financial institutions and engaged entrepreneurs to overcome barriers to growth? AGENDA Please note that all symposium attendees should arrive by 9:00 AM. The program will begin at exactly 9:15 AM. 8:45 – 9:15 AM Breakfast and Registration 9:15 – 9:35 AM Welcome Remarks and Introduction Lew Kaden Former Vice Chairman Citigroup Bruce Kogut Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Columbia Business School 9:35 – 10:20 AM Keynote Presentation Sendhil Mullainathan Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Founder, ideas42 10:20– 10:35 AM Coffee Break 10:35 – 11:45 AM Plenary discussion: What is the Challenge for Inclusive Growth? Gita Johar (chair) Senior Vice Dean Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business Columbia Business School Kesha Cash '10 Director of Investments, JaliaVentures/Impact America Tim Ferguson Founder, Chair and Managing Partner, Next Street Tony Goland Director, McKinsey & Company 11:45 AM– 12:00 PM Break 12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Presentation Speakers To Be Announced 1:15 – 2:30 PM Behavioral Motivations, Entrepreneurs, and Poverty Emily Breza (Chair) Assisant Professor, Columbia Business School Christopher Blattman Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and of Political Science, Columbia University Stephan Meier Regina Pitaro Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School Soccer Balls, Hexagons, and Entrepreneurs Amit Khandelwal Gary Winnick & Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School Credit cards and Entrepreneurs Ronnie Chatterji Associate Professor, Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business 2:30 – 2:40 PM Closing Remarks: Suresh Sundaresan Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School Bruce Kogut Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Columbia Business School
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Italian Academy, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027
United States

Friday, February 28, 8:45am – 2:45pm

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