GC2017 program det
Entrepreneurship & Essential Ingredients to U.S. Competitive Advantage
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
International Terrace

Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup
John Danhakl, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Adena Friedman, CEO, Nasdaq
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture

Job creation and economic development require a laser focus on innovation, which includes tapping an entrepreneurial culture to drive competitiveness. But collaboration is key: Organizations, including companies, incubators, startups, and universities, must work together to act on the big ideas that will transform our world. This session will explore opportunities to capitalize on cultural and technological disruption to drive U.S. competitiveness globally.

  • What are the keys to developing a culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation in large organizations?
  • What are the lessons from the dearth of IPOs in 2016 and the number of companies being taken private?
  • What role does private equity play in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem?
  • How do we create a thriving ecosystem that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs and startups?