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Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference


BCERC is considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world. This year, the conference is coorganized by IMD and EPFL (in particular with CDM and ENTC Chair).

It will take place in Lausanne on June 9-12, 2010.

Founded by Babson College in 1981, BCERC is considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world.  Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research contains the proceedings of the conference and is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship.

BCERC 2010 is co-sponsored and hosted by two leading research and education institutes IMD and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Both institutions are located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The sponsoring organizers are:

 College of Management of Technology (CDM)

CDM is center of excellence within EPFL. Its mission is to offer innovative education programs in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship and in Financial Engineering.


Every year, thousands of business leaders from around the world come to IMD’s global meeting place in Lausanne, Switzerland to learn and network. Expert Faculty offer cutting-edge knowledge based on relevant, innovative and rigorous research.


Vale is a pioneering mining company that works diligently to transform mineral resources into the essential ingredients of people's everyday lives. Vale helps shape the products that surround us, from household appliances to computer and construction components.

The innovation promotion agency CTI

CTI is the Confederation's innovation promotion agency. For the past sixty years, it has fostered knowledge and technology transfer between companies and universities by bringing them together as partners on applied research and development projects. CTI also provides assistance to start-up companies.


Nestlé Nespresso SA, the worldwide pioneer and market leader in highest-quality premium portioned coffee, introduces consumers to the world's finest Grand Cru coffees to be enjoyed in the comfort of their own homes and savoured outside the home, in locations such as gourmet restaurants, upscale hotels, luxury outlets and offices.

Novartis Venture Fund

With a venture capital of 100 million Swiss francs, the Novartis Venture Fund supports new business projects that show exemplary entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in future-oriented areas, especially in the fields of Life Sciences and new technologies.

Caran d'Ache, "Maison de Haute Ecriture "

With its long tradition of precious expertise handed down through the generations, Caran d'Ache devotes its passion and rigour to designing and producing exceptional products devoted to the art of writing: writing instruments, art and drawing materials.

Edward Elgar Publishing

Edward Elgar Publishing was founded in 1986 and has offices in England and in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is a leading international publisher in economics, business, law and public policy, and has successfully created a prestigious list with over 4000 titles in print, publishing over 250 new books a year.

Program Information-

A more detailed schedule has been posted on the Babson homepage. Please check it out here.

auteur: Patrick Bays