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Academy: June 23th to June 29th, 2018

The ICSB Academy welcomes you to Taiwan! 

The Academy is a week-long entrepreneurship education program consisting of an immersive cross-cultural and experiential boot camp followed by activities in conjunction with the ICSB World Congress. The Academy is fully integrated into the 63rd annual ICSB World Conference and is designed such that students interact with young entrepreneurs, researchers, and policymakers from around the world.

Watch the Video to get a taste of what Taiwan Island has to offer!


The Academy Venue:

Taipei New Horizon 

The Academy will be held at the Taipei New Horizon building located at 

Accommodations and Travel: 

United Hotel 

Students will be staying at the United Hotel located at No. 200, Guangfu South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106. To book your hotel today contact Huii Lin at huii.icsb@gmail.com.



Luca Iandoli phd, Executive Director – ICSB Academy 


Dr. Luca Iandoli is the Immediate Past President of ICSB and Associate Dean for Global and Online Programs at St. John’s University, College of Professional Studies, where he has also an associate professor appointment in the division of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science. Before moving to St Johns’ Dr. Iandoli has served as an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, and as Visiting Research Professor at the School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology (USA).

Luca Iandoli was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Center for Collective Intelligence of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published over one hundred papers on the analysis of collaborative dynamics in firms, online and offline networks and industrial districts through the use of computational methodologies, serving as a member of the editorial board of several academic journals.

Professor Iandoli’s current research focus is on how online interaction and collaboration might be leveraged to help groups, organizations, communities, and companies to aggregate and store dispersed knowledge, to increase creativity, innovation and problem solving, and to support large-scale, collective intelligence.

Dr. Iandoli has served as President of the European Council for Small Business and entrepreneurship (ECSB) from 2011 to 2013 and as President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) for the 2016-17 term.

Cesar Bandera phd, Program Director – ICSB Academy


Serving as the Director of ICSB Academy 2017, Dr. Cesar Bandera is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the establishment and growth of technology start-ups. Dr. Bandera also has two companies in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center business incubator that specialize in mobile learning services and m-Health. Before joining NJIT, Dr. Bandera led several technology companies from start-up to successful exit, and worked at AT&T Labs.  His has received the NASA Space Act award, Small Business of the Year Nominations from the US Department of Defense, four patents, and written numerous publications in entrepreneurship education, incubation, and signal processing innovation.  He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, and Senior Member of the IEEE.

Miriam K. Helmy MBA, Marketing Director & Program manager – ICSB Academy 


Miriam Helmy is the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy project manager and marketing director. She completed her MBA at The New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2018 with a concentration in Marketing. She is currently conducting research in the area of digital entrepreneurship with sponsorship from the Panasonic Foundation. Ms. Helmy completed her undergraduate degree at NJIT, majoring in business management with a double concentration in marketing and finance and a minor in communications. In the private sector, she has held several business management and development positions since 2007. She has also served as a small business consultant, helping business owners develop business and marketing plans as well as secure financing and research grants under the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Are you interested in spending a week in Taiwan learning more about entrepreneurship and networking with ICSB’s global network of entrepreneurship professionals?

If yes, we encourage you to register for the ICSB Academy – 2018 Cohort held in Taiwan. Enjoy this beautiful city, while learning from other young entrepreneurs interested in making an impact in our world by accessing new markets, introducing new technological innovations, and pushing your entrepreneurial thinking.

Read more about the main conference by visiting www.icsb2018.org

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