CFE – Center For Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is an entrepreneurship development organization based in Moscow, with centers in St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. CFE focuses on three areas. One, it trains and organizes network learning events for Russian entrepreneurs who have the desire and ability to grow their businesses. Two, it supports entrepreneurship education in Russian schools and universities by training Russian faculty in how to teach entrepreneurship and by initiating the Russian Association of Entrepreneurship Education. And three, through its Alliance for Entrepreneurship Development and other initiatives such as Global Entrepreneurship Week and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, CFE acts as a catalyst and assists other organizations throughout Russia in promoting and creating a healthy climate for entrepreneurship in Russia.
CFE is a mission-driven organization. To accelerate entrepreneurship in Russia, we:
- Train Russian entrepreneurs to assist them in developing growing, high performing organizations
- Promote entrepreneurship as a positive force for economic vitality and social advancement
- Advocate for policies that facilitate the entrepreneurial process
- Encourage others to support entrepreneurship
- Advance entrepreneurship education for youth and young adults
CFE wants to be known for the following:
- A leader in building entrepreneurial know-how
- A catalyst for advancing cooperation among those engaged in entrepreneurship in Russia, including business owners, educators and policy makers
- A force for enhancing a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the country
- A driver for creating entrepreneurs who are positive contributors for sustainable economic growth in Russia
- A magnet for youth who see entrepreneurship as a viable career alternative
From 2002 till 2014 Center for Entrepreneurship has organized and supported more than 800 events, which were attended by more than 39 000 people.