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Dec 04, 2020

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Post Covid Economy

On December 3, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with AmCham Denmark, held a virtual discussion on entrepreneurship and growth in a post-Covid Economy.

More than 100 entrepreneurs from across Denmark participated in an inspiring discussion on ways we can foster entrepreneurship to spur post-pandemic recovery and advance innovation in our economies.

The U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Stuart Dwyer kicked off the session, which was moderated by AmCham’s Stephen Brugger. In his opening remarks, Dwyer stressed that “Governments have a role to play in facilitating an environment that allows entrepreneurial ecosystems to thrive, and the promotion and support of entrepreneurship around the world is central to the U.S. foreign policy agenda.”

The program and ensuing panel discussion featured experts on both sides of the Atlantic, who agreed on the the importance of developing a global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Speakers included:
– Jonathan Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network
– Peter Kofler, President of the Danish Entrepreneurship Association
– Lars Maaløe, Chief Technology Officer at Corti
– Jaqueline Vitello, Senior Investment Specialist at SelectUSA Tech

Learn more about State Department efforts to promote entrepreneurship worldwide here