People often describe entrepreneurship with terms like risk-taking and innovation. They also tend to think of entrepreneurship as the work of one person—“an entrepreneur.” Individuals certainly have produced many entrepreneurial ideas, but complex and competitive markets increasingly require a group of similarly-minded innovators in order to create a successful new enterprise. In other words, entrepreneurship takes a team.
Peter Greer, Messiah College alumnus and President and CEO of Hope International, knows well the power of teams for entrepreneurship. As Hope has supported budding businesses around the world, Greer has repeatedly seen that a new enterprise’s success depends on the contributions of many—from those who birth an idea, to those who develop the business concept, to those who finance and implement it.
At this event, Greer shared his unique perspective on community-driven entrepreneurship, based both on his leadership of Hope and on his recent role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Messiah College. Through these experiences he continues to cultivate his own passion for social entrepreneurship, and he encourages others to embrace the vision of making a difference in our world by working together in business.
This event took place at the Eden Resort and Suites (222 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
Watch a video of the event below or at https://youtu.be/9qYf7UwE_TI.