Michael E. Goldberg is a venture capitalist and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Goldberg created the massive open online course, or MOOC, called Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies, which has attracted over 135,000 students from 190 countries with subtitles in 16 languages (the most on the Coursera platform). Inc.com named Beyond Silicon Valley one of the top online classes that “will make you smarter and more interesting.” Goldberg spoke about the impact of his MOOC at TEDxHeraklion in Crete and TEDxFulbright in Santa Monica (see below).
- Why go beyond Silicon Valley?
- Entrepreneurship models in different countries
- Why developing countries and emerging countries should not emulate Silicon Vslley
- Women building businesses’ in China
- The course Beyond Silicon Valley
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Goldberg co-founded an international venture capital fund (Bridge Investment Fund) and also previously worked at America Online and Microsoft. He has deep experience teaching entrepreneurship in international markets. He was awarded Fulbright fellowships to teach entrepreneurship in Vietnam and Namibia. He has conducted seminars on behalf of the U.S. Department of State on entrepreneurship in Argentina, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, the Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
He has appeared as a frequent guest panelist on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and written on international entrepreneurship for CNBC, Entrepreneur.com and The Huffington Post. Goldberg earned a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, an MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.