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Tiit Elenurm is a professor of entrepreneurship at Estonian Business School (EBS), Tallinn, and has managed the EBS Entrepreneurship Department. Elenurm is also a trainer at the EBS Executive Education. He is an investor, member of the Estonian Business Angels Network ESTBAN and Estonian Consultants Association. Elenurm has experience in conducting courses as visiting professor at Aalto University and at other Finnish universities, in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He has been a member of the economic commission of the Academic Advisory Board of the Estonian President and member of the Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economy. He has earlier work experience in applied research and consultancy projects at the Tallinn University of Technology.

Rahul Singh is a Strategy and Globalization professor and Chair of the Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department at Birla Institute of Management Technology, India. He is also the founding chair of the executive education program. His primary research areas are Strategic Management, Globalization, Emerging Markets, and Sustainability. He is a Governor Nominee to PDDU University Rajasthan, Board Member at DDU College, University of Delhi, SS Foundation. He is also a European Higher Education Expert (EHEE) in European Union and visiting professor at several European higher education institutions. He has been an external counselor to SAIL, NTPC, JSPL, UGC Nepal, GAIL, THDC, NHPC, and many other organizations. Rahul Singh has received the first ever 'Best Research Professor' award from Birla Institute and several 'Best Research Paper' awards. He has published in top-tier journals anf has done research and consultancy for the Confederation of Indian Industry, the European Union, the British Council, STFC, and USAID.

Thomas Schøtt is Professor at the University of Agder, Norway, and Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and is also with the University of Southern Denmark. He is a veteran with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research consortium, and currently a member of the GEM teams in Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. He has held numerous workshops around the world, on analyzing the GEM data for publication. Recently, he has coauthored the GEM Women’s Report and the GEM Global Report. He has written numerous books and 100+ articles published in, e.g., Naše Gospodarstvo/Our Economy, in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, in Small Business Economics, and in Research Policy.

In his keynote presentation prof. Scott is cooperating with Mahsa Samsami, who is completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Agder and the University of Santiago de Compostela.

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