Fostering and Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in the ‘Post-Covid’ Context
Date/Time: 8/27 14:40-16:00 (80min)
Capacity 定員: 80
Target level: All levels
Format of presentation: Interactive Workshop
The ubiquity of digital connectivity for both work and learning fueled by the pandemic has meant that talent can be scouted from across the globe and gaining new skills, knowledge and development experiences are possible wherever you may be located. Especially with global mobility being severely hampered due to many countries’ borders remaining closed, how might universities, in particular, international educators, foster and equip the next generation of talent with the skills, mindset & capabilities to seize opportunities abroad from the safety of their home town?
This session will explore ways in which educators could initiate entrepreneurial programs such as virtual internships as a way to nurture this emerging set of mindset and skillset. Speakers will share learnings and/or observations on their local entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, in particular how they have/are approaching the challenges of fostering and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs in the ‘post covid’ conditions?
Sekai Creator, Founder
Steve Sakanashi is Director of Marketing at Matchbox Technologies, a national pioneer at the intersection of Lawson convenience stores, HR technology, and on-demand staffing. He is responsible for leading the company’s marketing initiatives across multiple products and group businesses, including the annual recruitment of over 100,000 new staff across 14,500 stores nationwide. Prior to joining Matchbox Technologies, Steve founded Sekai Creator, a startup incubator for Japanese and global university students in Japan. He has taught entrepreneurship and innovation at all stages of Japanese society, including posts as a public secondary school teacher, TEDx speaker, and consultant to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
CEO, Innovation Dojo Japan & Advisor, Rainmaking Innovation Japan
Joshua has held leadership positions in tech companies, universities and governments, specializing in startup ecosystem development. He initiated the startup programs at University of New South Wales in 2012, growing the largest Australian on-campus startup initiative. As Director of Sydney Startup Hub, the largest startup hub in the Southern Hemisphere, he spearheaded the virtual startup internship program and is Mentor in Residence for the Western Sydney University Launch Pad. He is CEO of Innovation Dojo Japan, leading the Kobe City Global Mentorship Program and Advisor to British innovation firm, Rainmaking Innovation Japan where he was also formerly CEO. He holds an MBA (Technology) from AGSM and trained under Steve Blank in the Lean LaunchPad for Accelerators program at UC Berkeley.
Daniel Smith, Innovation Program Lead, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Daniel is an innovation facilitator and entrepreneurial educator working with many early-stage entrepreneurs and innovator to collaborate to solve complex problems. Daniel is leading the development and delivery of SSEs next generation of Virtual Startup Internship Programs and Discovery programs with over 15,000 program participants across the programs. He has demonstrated knowledge and experience in innovation and entrepreneurship through his work founding and collaborating with multiple organisations in the drone industry. Daniel is passionate about inspiring and educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and is bringing his experience working with and founding startups to his work.