MOOC spotlights innovation in Cleveland
Posted 12.3.14Michael Goldberg discusses the creativity and innovation necessary to grow entrepreneurship in transitioning economies.
From Fresh Water Cleveland:
When Michael Goldberg was in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2012 on a Fullbright Scholarship, he was asked by the Vietnamese government to conduct a seminar on how the already entrepreneur-focused country could become more like Cleveland. Goldberg, now a visiting assistant professor in the design and innovation department at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management, was surprised. They weren’t asking about Silicon Valley. They wanted to know about what Cleveland has done to encourage its entrepreneurs.
“They could learn from organizations like JumpStart and Third Frontier,” he recalls thinking. “Show what Cleveland has done over the last 10 years to support entrepreneurs. It takes years, if not decades to put the mechanisms in place to support entrepreneurs.”