Entrepreneurship, Ecosystems, Vision and Leadership
Chaired by Milé Terziovski, Dean of Curtin Graduate School of Business
with guest speakers Steve Carolan, Managing Director of CV Check, and Sharon Grosser, Director of People & Culture at SEQTA Software
Entrepreneurship is not a solo activity. An individual or founding team with a big vision and the passion and drive to develop and implement the idea is central to a start-up venture. However, the environment around them also plays a key role. Entrepreneurs need to build the skills to network and interact with other people and organisations within the ecosystem in which they operate to access customers and resources and also to gain credibility. This special event brings together two successful entrepreneurs and leaders from the newly developing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Perth to discuss and explore how they have delivered on big visions for their business and the role that the ecosystem has played. It also offers the opportunity to hear about entrepreneurship the city of Cambridge, UK (one of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurial clusters) and how the ‘Cambridge Spirit’ has enabled the development of a postgraduate qualification in Entrepreneurship awarded by the University of Cambridge.
Professor Milé Terziovski is the Dean of the Curtin Graduate School of Business, and Professor in Innovation. He has worked at the University of South Australia as Head of the International Graduate School of Business; University of Melbourne as Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and at Monash University as Senior Lecturer.
Prior to his academic career, he held several positions within the Rio Tinto Group. He left Rio after 17 years to undertake PhD research at the Melbourne Business School. Professor Terziovski’s publications have been featured in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) where he won a best paper award, and the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), where he published a single-authored article. He is also the recipient of two best paper awards from the US Academy of Management, and was nominated for an all-academy international best paper award.