The sold-out gathering had the earmarks of a typical Silicon Valley event: more than 2,400 hungry entrepreneurs and investors, most young adults, tethered to their mobile devices – sharing, debating and connecting. There was the requisite hip music. Speakers who had “been there” were mixing with kids new to the game, dashing out ideas on white boards and rallying each other to new ventures.
That’s where “typical” ended.
This month’s Celebration of Entrepreneurship 2010 was hosted not in San Francisco or New York but in Dubai. The participants weren’t familiar U.S. Internet names but a new generation of entrepreneurs representing every Islamic country in the Middle East.… Seguir leyendo » “Dubai, a new locus of entrepreneurial energy”