DearFriends: 2011 is ending , all the staff of When the Center for Entrepreneurship Development at the Universidad Icesi presents you a very warm Christmas greeting , wishes you and your organization a successful 2012 and shares with you some of the main achievements obtained by the Center in 2011
-Successful completion of the XXI Latin AmericanCongress on Entrepreneurship in Cali. -Publication of the three volumes of the Collection "Desarrollo, Innovación y Cultura Empresarial(DICE)", which are available at: http://bibliotecadigital.icesi.edu.co-Coordination and general orientation of theGEM Caribbean s research team , covering :Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. It isexpected that in 2012 we will integrate :Haiti, Guyana, Surinam, St.Vincent, Antigua, and St. Lucia.
-Participation in the research GEM Colombia2011 and publication of Colombia 2010 GEMReport.-Integration to the Ibero-AmericanNetwork of SME s.-Design of the foundations of anentrepreneurial development publicpolicy for the Valle del Cauca .-OffiHotel, a company founded by a formerIcesi s student (Juan Carlos Galvez) wonthe first prize as the most innovative SMEin the services sector in our state.
-Summer Camp "Vive tu reto empresarial a lavelocidad del tren" with a total of 28participants.-Participation in the Directive Board smeetings of: International Council for SmallBusiness ICSB, World Association for Smalland Medium Size Enterprises-Business Development Program for(WUSME), Fundaempresa.Coomeva Foundation s entrepreneurialstaff(16 members).-Week of the” Young Entrepreneur ofCali”, with a total of 48 participants.
-Entrepreneurship Seminar for Universitystudents with an attendance of 36 students.-48 groups of regular undergraduate courseswith a total of 1084 students.-1 group of postgraduate courseswith a total of 33 students.-Active participation in the RegionalNetwork of Entrepreneurship.-Implementation of four "CompetenciasEmpresariales" on the issues: BakeryProducts, Products and / or services forsoccer fans, Disability, Luxury markets.
-Development of the program "Promotion ofProvincial Productive Enterprise" for 26Ecuadorian provincial planning officials.s-Several visiting professors and NGOdirectives from Latin and North America andEurope were visiting us to know about ourdevelopments.-The Business Fair “ExpoIcesi” had 41business stands.-Design and execution of two seminars on"Outdoor Training" for students of BusinessAdministration.
-Support to several underrepresented andsocial organizations through theundergraduate students participating in the"Competencia of the different research-Development Empresarial".projects : GEM Colombia 2011, GEMCaribbean 2011, 1984-2004 AlumniLongitudinal Analysis, Creative IndustryEntrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs in theCaribbean, The dynamic determinants ofSME s in developing economies : acomparison between metropolitan and localareas in Colombia, Factors that facilitateaccess to financial resources to newbusinesses, Strategies to build trust inyoung entrepreneurs, Analysis of
-Support for operation of theentrepreneur alumni Network (REDE).-Development of the seminar "NewTrends in Entrepreneurial Education."-Active presence atmeetings, conferences, seminars, coursesin : Africa and Puerto Montt(Chile), Guayaquil and Salinas(Ecuador), Stockholm (Sweden) , Cairo(Egypt), Lima (Peru), Washington andMichigan (USA), Bridgetown(Barbados), Kingston(Jamaica), Bogota, Yopal, Florence, Cartagena and Barranquilla (Colombia).
-Entrepreneurship Training Program forUniversity professors at University of Lagosin Puerto Montt and Osorno.-Conducted two sessions of theexhibition "Entrepreneurs world :entrepreneurial perspectives from acreative viewpoint."
Publication: "Entrepreneurialdrive", "Analysis of practitioners in their ownbusiness and family business", "Factors thatfacilitate access to financial resources tonew businesses", "Create and transformthe world : it s your responsibility"," Doctoraleducation in the area of family businesses"," Father-daughter succession issues in theColombian family business context "," Theengagement between the needs ofeducation and industry and community "," EImodel, a new concept in linking potentialsuccessors to family businesses ","Entrepreneurial intentions of Universidad
” The alliance: collaborating betweenprogrammed education and industry ","Competences based entrepreneurialeducation”, " An intersection between thetype of entrepreneurial team and the familybusiness model”, " Entrepreneurshipdevelopment program for womenafrocolombian displaced by political andeconomical violence ", "Unusual features ofinnovation in entrepreneurship".
-The Propyme Department conducted thefollowing activities:*Diploma in Export Management the Bakerynetwork, with 28 participating companies.* Development and completion of theproject "Business Networking for Export" inthe areas of: Auto Parts, EggIndustry, Tourism and Metallurgicalindustry, in cooperation withPROEXPORT, with total of 37 participatingcompanies.
*Development and completion of theAgribusiness sector program in cooperationwith PROEXPORT with 13 participatingcompanies.*Completion of the 1st version, with 20participating companies and the start of the2nd version of the program “Vida, Mundo yEmpresa”* Consulting services to nine SME s.
-The Alaya Center conducted thefollowing activities:*Programs in Cali and Bogota to promotethe operation and funding of the AlayaCenters with the cooperation of officials ofthe SBDC at the Universityentrepreneurs in* Advice to more than 150 of Texas at SanAntonio. and 60 in business improvement.start-ups*Training to 43 entrepreneurs in theprogram "Management Development formicro and small companies"; and morethan 30 entrepreneurs in the program“Business Plan”, both of them in associationwith Bancoldex.
*Advice and support services to121, emerging and establishedentrepreneurs, through their own programsthe programs in agreement with “Bancoldex”.*Participation of 21 companies in the specialprograms of: Media Strategy andAdvertising Campaigns, CorporateIdentity, Strategic Analysis and Accounting*Business training for 2200 micro, smallin Colombianentrepreneurs inand medium environment.Buga, Buenaventura, Cali, Cartago, Palmira, Pasto, Popayan, Tulua and Tumaco in theframework of “Bancoldex” program “aProgresar “.
*Program "Acompañamiento aestudiantes" with a total of 67 students.*Carlos Ramirez with his project Bio360and Rodolfo Hidalgo with his project onrenewable fuels , were finalist in the 2011Ventures, thanks to support from the Alayacenter.*Obtaining the quality certification for theconsultancy services that Alaya Centerprovides
-The Start Up Coffee developed thefollowing programs:*Support for students and entrepreneurs invarious contests and calls, with thefollowing results: 3 finalists and 1 winner inVentures 2011, a finalist in TIC sAmericas, a finalist in the second round ofinvestment “Descubra Futuro”, 1 selectedin the “Colciencias” 523 financing round , 1* Advisory services, consulting andfinalist Banco Santander, 5 projectsmentoring to the “Fondo Emprender” .submitted in the for a total of 25 dynamicentrepreneurs supported.
*Four (4) sessions of "Tomando cafe con....", 2 events "More Profitability", 2accompanying processes of micro-creditfinancing, Three angel investorsapproached our entrepreneurs and there isa very good opportunity for one of them,.*Professor Andrés Felipe Otero, with hiscompany Fair Services received financialsupport from the national contest“Descubra Futuro” . This will be the firstspin-off process at the University Center.
For those who want more information about our activities, we invite you to visit our newsletter at www.icesi.edu.co/ cdee / innovando and review the numbers 44 and 45 (This one will be available in late We hope that in 2012 we can December). develop joint activities to fulfill our common goals. We wish you happiness and many successes.Alejandra ,Alba Tatiana, Álvaro Rafael, AnaCarolina, Andrés Felipe, Bibiana, CarlosFernando, Carolina, Catalina, Claudia, DianaCarolina, John David, Javier, Juan Carlos, Karen, LuisFernando, Luis Miguel, Luz Angela, Maria delPilar, Maria Jimena, Melquicedec, Monica, PaolaAndrea, Rodrigo, Sandra, Vilma Lucia, ZaskiaMarcela.