Cisco Entrepreneur Institute

The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is a global initiative by Cisco® and supports entrepreneurs worldwide by working with local governments and business organizations to foster the creation and success of small- and medium-sized businesses. The Institute provides practical business insights for entrepreneurs, facilitates knowledge sharing with local business leaders, and shows participants how to take advantage of technology to speed business growth.

The Institute offers state-of-the-art training, networking, and business resources, and was created to help entrepreneurs improve their skills and enhance business development opportunities. It also provides a forum for owners of small and medium-sized businesses to collaborate and share business expertise.

With workshop content developed by Cisco, Cornell University, Stanford University, and My Own Business, Inc. and tailored for Palestine by local business leaders, the Institute offers an innovative platform with unique resources for those who want to start or expand their businesses.

The following core- and supplemental workshops are available:

  • Starting a Business click here to see the brochure
  • Growing a Business click here to see the brochure
  • iExec Enterprise Essentials click here to see the brochure
  • iExec Public Sector Essentials click here to see the brochure
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset click here to see the brochure
  • Career Essentials
  • Computer Literacy
  • SMART Technology for a Smarter Business
  • 5 Minute Articles

Institute workshops are delivered by successful Palestinian entrepreneurs and include multiple presentations by guest speakers and workshop advisors who are regional and local entrepreneurs or experts on specific workshop topics. Workshops range from 20-70 hours of skills training and are delivered in a blended learning approach consisting of in-class facilitated sessions and web-delivered materials.

Participants in each workshop will receive a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute certificate.

Participants will benefit from workshop specific materials, as well as ongoing access to Cisco Entrepreneur Institute resources, including:

Entrepreneur Oasis Website –
Connecting entrepreneurial people, ideas, and resources.

EntreOasis is your central source of information, resources, and social networking for entrepreneurship. It offers you the best the world has to offer all in one place.
Cisco eTube
Hundreds of helpful business videos, case studies, best practices, and more, including video clips of successful Palestinian entrepreneurs.
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The Cisco Entrepreneur Workshops were developed by Cisco in cooperation with Stanford University, Cornell University, and MyOwnBussiness, Inc.