Michaela R. Bearden, M.Ed.
Phone: (804) 828-1502
The Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy is a long-term region wide commitment to promote entrepreneurship through workshops and exchanges, working with stakeholders throughout the world. Eventually the Academy will become a center for networking and connecting alumni and the local business community.
In cooperation with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and international partner institutes, the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy will assist future business leaders to think and act like entrepreneurs. HFEA promotes a belief that entrepreneurship education is the most powerful economic force in the world. That belief sparks innovation, drives venture creation, and reveals how to navigate the complexities that exist in business today. This entrepreneurship education can also contribute to a country's growth and development, and possibly lowering the unemployment rate.
Established in 2015, the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy offers three-day workshops to new and aspiring entrepreneurs around the world. Currently, workshops are being offered in the United States, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia with plans to expand to United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Please note you must live in the host country to be an eligible participant.
May 16-18, 2017
IIHEM, Rabat, Morocco
Today, the HFEA is designed to equip current and future entrepreneurs with a set of tools to develop their skills and acumen around entrepreneurship. The workshop is built around a Meta framework of design called 'The Entrepreneurship Journey', comprised of three domains: Human Story, Mindset, and Set of Activities. The Entrepreneur’s job is to navigate those three domains in order to deliver on their unique value contribution. The workshop takes a deep dive into those domains. Participants take away relevant and applicable tools in order to move their idea/venture to the next stage.
The aspiring entrepreneurs who possess an idea on the basis of which they want to start a business, as well as novice entrepreneurs who have experience not exceeding three years in their business. Candidates will receive guidance in
Applicants can apply through the registration links provided above, or register on the left navigation bar by wrokshop location. Please note that applicants must be a resident of the country in which the workshop will be held.
Participants will receive advanced training (from faculty), enriched by the views and advice of local entrepreneurs, regarding the various steps and actions to build a viable business.
Designed and programmed to serve entrepreneurs in a particular region, these three days will deal with the know-how and the tools necessary for any successful entrepreneur, as well as questions related to the management of the business and the spirit of enterprise.