Strengthening Entrepreneurship Culture on Agenda in Liverpool
Jul 05, 2011
Appearing at the Liverpool Business Week in the United Kingdom, GEW president Jonathan Ortmans emphasized the importance of creating a culture conducive to entrepreneurship in order to stimulate job creation and economic growth.
Ortmans was in Liverpool to meet with business and political leaders in the region as together they began to map out plans for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2012, hosted by Liverpool Vision.
The GEC is designed to gather policymakers, researchers and practitioners to explore approaches to advancing entrepreneurial ecosystems and strengthen national efforts to engage more citizens in startup activity.
Ortmans told the Liverpool Daily Post that the event had a local focus as well--to convince young people across the city and Merseyside region that they can become entrepreneurs.
"I believe we can have a real impact here in Liverpool. We can light the candles of entrepreneurship for the young generation and create something new here," he said. "Anyone who has confidence and support and who can approach a problem in a different way can be an entrepreneur."