Published: October 11, 2013
Members of China Entrepreneur Club visited MIT Sloan this week
A group of leading Chinese entrepreneurs visited MIT Sloan Oct. 9-11 to take part in a special executive education program focused on strategic innovation and entrepreneurial leadership. The MIT Sloan program is part of China Entrepreneur Club’s “Global Study Tour of Chinese Entrepreneurs.”
Established in 2006 by 31 of China’s top entrepreneurs, economists, and diplomats, China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) is a hub for Chinese entrepreneurial exchange, cooperation, and international collaboration. CEC member companies are economic powerhouses, with 46 dynamic companies earning a total annual gross income of over two trillion Yuan and responsible for 4 percent of China’s GDP. As a non-profit organization, CEC is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship and business integrity while paving the future of sustainable economic and social development.
“We are committed to equipping Chinese entrepreneurs with advanced systematic knowledge to help them enhance their understanding of the world and international business deployment,” said Cheng Hong, secretary-general of the CEC. “The Sloan School of Management at MIT offers excellent courses in innovation and global leadership, courses which have a worldwide reputation. We believe they will help Chinese entrepreneurs acquire the skills needed to broaden global awareness and develop potential business opportunities.”
During their visit to MIT Sloan, more than 20 Chinese executives were exposed to the Institute’s innovation ecosystem through lectures from top MIT faculty, classroom activities, and visits to MIT labs and research centers. The custom program featured MIT Sloan faculty from the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Professor Fiona Murray, faculty director of the Trust Center, was the faculty director of the CEC program, and Bill Aulet, managing director of the Trust Center and author of the new book Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, taught in the program, along with other MIT faculty.
MIT Sloan Executive Education is dedicated to developing innovative global leaders who improve the world. Partnering with some of the world’s most influential organizations, MIT Sloan develops custom programs to help them drive revolutionary change, take advantage of opportunities, and master their toughest challenges through innovation. Programs are designed to address an organization’s specific challenges through rigorous concepts and frameworks and unique learning-in-action methodologies, creating a dynamic learning experience that leads to significant, real-world results.
“As pioneers of global management education, MIT Sloan is committed to establishing business practices that strengthen local economies and, ultimately, help shape the future of global business,” saud Peter Hirst, executive director of MIT Sloan Executive Education. “With our long history of working with Chinese students and companies, our extensive entrepreneurial network, and our culture of innovation, MIT is uniquely qualified to provide executive education to the China Entrepreneur Club. We are thrilled to welcome them to MIT.”