Hosts I2P Global 2013/2014

Host Institutions

Centro de Empreendedorismo e Novos Negócios da FGV

 

 

  

The Center for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (FGVcenn) of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) was created in June 2004 with the mission of building an entrepreneurial spirit at the School of Business Administration of São Paulo (EAESP). The FGVcenn gathers people from diverse backgrounds to study, generate and propagate multidisciplinary knowledge about entrepreneurship. Beyond being responsible for entrepreneurship education, the Center is responsible for generating Brazilian knowledge on the field of entrepreneurship through events, competitions, publications, courses and research. FGVcenn aims to change culture and make people aware of their potential as entrepreneurs.

About FGV

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. With eight schools, two research institutes, technical assistance projects and a publishing unit, FGV is ranked one of the top 25 Think Tanks* and Top 100 higher education institutions** in the World. 

UFJF - Federal University of Juiz de Fora

 

The Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) was established in 1960 by an act of Brazilian former President Juscelino Kubitscheck. At that time, different colleges functioning in the city of Juiz de Fora were officially integrated by the Government to constitute a University. In the earlier years, the courses offered were Medicine, Engineering, Economic Science, Law, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Later, the courses of Geography, Languages & Literature, Philosophy, Biological Sciences, Social Science and History were also opened.

Throughout its more than 50 years of existence, the Federal University of Juiz de Fora has undergone significant growth, strengthening the quality of undergraduate and graduate education while, at the same time, maintaining the University’s role as an agent of community development.

Host Committee

Rene José Rodrigues Fernandes, Competition Director

Prof. Fernandes is the Senior Project Director for the Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (FGVcenn) at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. He is also Commercial Director for the newspaper Jornal Integracao and lecturer in institutions such as FGV, UNESP and Senac. Mr. Fernandes has worked for Interbanc Consulting and for CEPAM, a public sector consultancy.

At the Centre for Entrepreneurship he is the director for several projects, including the business plan competition “FGV Latin Moot Corp”, the best practices prize “Premio Empreendedor de Sucesso” and the Latin American version of the “Idea to Product Competition”. His research focus the competitiveness of high growth entrepreneurial ventures, start-up companies and entrepreneurship education.

Nádia Raposo - UFJF

Tales Andreassi - FGV

I2P Global Board of Directors

Steven P. Nichols, the Murchison Professor of Free Enterprise

Professor Nichols is the Director of the Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise and Co-Founder of the I2P® Global Competition. Prof. Nichols’ research interests include topics in engineering design and manufacturing, technology commercialization, and professional aspects of engineering practice. Prof. Nichols advocates that the knowledge base of a university has potential to more broadly benefit society, and he believes that commercialization activities at universities must support the education, research, and service missions of a university.

As the Director of the Clint Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise, Prof. Nichols focuses on creating and nurturing a culture of technology innovation, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the Cockrell School of Engineering. As part of his activities, Prof. Nichols organized the Roden Scholar program and supported the start-up of the Technology Entrepreneurship Society and the I2P® Program. He has initiated multidisciplinary research and classroom activities that encourage collaborative learning environments for students, faculty, and staff from the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law.

Prof. Nichols previously served as the Associate Vice President for Research, and has served as the Associate Chair for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has also served as the Director of the Design Projects Program and taught the Department’s capstone design courses for 14 years. Prof. Nichols previously served as the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (formerly the Center for Energy Studies) and as the Acting Director of the Center for Electromechanics.

Prof. Nichols is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and has received the Fred Merryfield Design Award from the American Society of Engineering Education. He received the inaugural Olympus Innovation Award from NCIIA in 2005. Prof. Nichols received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1975 and J.D. in Law (with honors) in 1983.
http://www.engr.utexas.edu/cofe/

Terrence E. Brown, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and KTH

Dr. Brown is a writer, researcher, consultant, entrepreneur and lecturer on creating value. Dr. Brown is also the former Dean of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and head of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Royal Institute of Technology. Additionally he was the Program Director for the ICT Entrepreneurship Masters Program at KTH as well as a Program Director for the prestigious Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI).

Dr. Brown is the founder of Cogeneration.se, the next step in new venture creation, Startup Academy, an offline/online institution providing content and education to entrepreneurs and new venture investors and growthstrategies, a growth agency that specializes in helping to grow companies by creating and developing uncommon opportunities. He was the past Director of Research for the Association of the Electronic Auction Industry and Director of Research for The net.America Foundation, a think tank focusing on the New Economy, eCommerce and eLearning.

Dr. Brown has previously served a two year engagement in Sweden as a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Co-Director of a major research project on firm growth for Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. He has published in various academic journals. He has also lectured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
http://www.terrencebrown.nethttp://www.inderscience.com/ijev

Rene José Rodrigues Fernandes, Center for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures - FGV

Prof. Fernandes is the Senior Project Director for the Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (FGVcenn) at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. He is also Commercial Director for the newspaper Jornal Integracao and lecturer in institutions such as FGV, UNESP and Senac. Mr. Fernandes has worked for Interbanc Consulting and for CEPAM, a public sector consultancy.

At the Centre for Entrepreneurship he is the director for several projects, including the business plan competition “FGV Latin Moot Corp”, the best practices prize “Premio Empreendedor de Sucesso” and the Latin American version of the “Idea to Product Competition”. His research focus the competitiveness of high growth entrepreneurial ventures, start-up companies and entrepreneurship education.

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