Through pitch contests, courses on entrepreneurship and more, the University at Buffalo and regional partners have invested increased resources in supporting the local startup community in recent years.
Many in the western hemisphere still view Vietnam through antiquated lenses. But while a visit to a rural area of Vietnam may well seem like a step back in time, younger generations and the powers who be in urban Vietnam have their sights firmly set on the future and the key role which their nation aims to play in it.
As the region’s largest economy, Saudi Arabia is an attractive market for startups and corporations alike. The only problem is that it is still an economy heavily reliant on the oil sector, which constitutes 50 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). With the decline of the price of oil in 2014, Saudi Arabia has been working to diversify its economy and entrepreneurship has become a pillar for sustainable growth, entrenched into the Vision 2030 economic plan.
As obtaining an H-1B visa becomes more difficult due to the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration and work visas, universities around the country are tapping into a creative way to legally attract and retain foreign talent: the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program (GEIR).