Champion panel appointed for global entrepreneurship programme –
A panel including leading entrepreneurs and academics from across five key stakeholder groups has been appointed to lead a project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed to boost entrepreneurship activity and give the Welsh economy a competitive advantage. The panel will make recommendations to the Welsh Government.
The panel members will attend four international workshops over a two year period, October 2015 - July 2017, and meet in Wales with their team to drive change in Wales.
Members of the REAP Champion Panel are:
Ashley Cooper, Catalyst Growth Partners
Professor Simon J. Gibson, Wesley Clover Corporation
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, University of West England
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Swansea University
Daniel Mines, Admiral Group
Dr Drew Nelson, IQE plc
Hayley Parsons, founder of GoCompare.com
James Taylor, SuperStars.
Wales is one of eight regions selected from Europe, Asia and South America to join the third cohort of the Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme, (REAP) which is a global initiative designed to help regions accelerate economic growth and job creation through innovation-driven entrepreneurship
The programme launches in October with the first of four interactive workshops at MIT.
Now in its third year, MIT REAP has engaged with more than fifteen regions around the world and builds on the work already carried out in Wales to promote and support entrepreneurship:
For more information visit the REAP – MIT website