“Entrepreneurship 1.0 was for individual problem solving, entrepreneurship 2.0 was for companies and organizations, but now entrepreneurship 3.0 is for societal problem solving.” Dr. Ki-Chan Kim’s remarks at the closing of ICSB 2015 in Dubai began to lay out a new direction for a more humane kind of entrepreneurship, one “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Dr. Kim’s vision of entrepreneurship has three steps. “The first is to work for yourself. The next is to work for an organization. But the final step, which I strive for, is to work for humanity and society.”

Dr. Kim believes that ICSB has a key role to play in the development of humane entrepreneurship. “Let’s go together shoulder-to-shoulder for the new era of ICSB and entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Kim at last year’s conference.

About Dr. Ki-Chan Kim

Dr. Ki-Chan Kim is the president of the International Council for Small Business. He is a Professor of Business Administration at The Catholic University of Korea. He received a PhD from Seoul National University and has conducted research at the University of Tokyo and at MIT as a visiting scholar.

Dr. Kim was born in Korea in 1958, when that country was one of the poorest in the world. He wants to help other countries learn from the Korean experience of transforming a country devastated by war and poverty into one of the world’s strongest economies.

About ICSB 2016

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. Each year, ICSB members and affiliates come together to discuss relevant issues and share information at conferences all around the world.

This year, the ICSB World Conference will take place at multiple locations in New York and New Jersey. We will start at NYU on June 15. On June 16, we will be at the United Nations, and then at the Stevens Institute of Technology on June 17 and 18. Registration is open to the public, but limited and expected to sell out. ICSB 2016 will focus on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in advancing the UN New Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information about the conference, or to secure your seat, please click here or visit the ICSB’s website at http://ICSB.org/.