Dana Redford

What does entrepreneurship mean to you:

There are two reasons why people want to be come entrepreneurs, according to international surveys: 1) to make more money, and 2) to be ones own boss. I believe that being an entrepreneur, or self-directed in one's own career, makes for an interesting and fulfilling journey. So at the heart of what entrepreneurship means to me is a path to self-actualization in one's working life.

Short bio:

Prof. Redford is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship and public policy. He has worked with the US Department of Commerce, the European Commission, the OECD, the UN and various European and African governments. In 2010, the OECD recognized his course at the Portuguese Catholic University as one of eight best practices. He is the International Coordinator of Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges, the largest policy experimentation project on experiential entrepreneurship education in primary and secondary schools in the EU. He was previously Faculty Coordinator and Guest Lecturer at the Haas School of Business Center for Executive Education at UC-Berkeley. His latest book (2017) is Developing Africa’s Financial Services - The Importance of High-Impact Entrepreneurship, and his previous volume (2014) the Entrepreneurial University Handbook is now available in paperback.

Prof. Dr. Dana Redford