April 25th 2018

Science meets business on 1st Family Business Day at MCI

On Monday, May 14, 2018 between 2 and 6.30 pm, the Entrepreneurial School® launches a new platform for family-owned businesses to provide scientific know-how and input, as well as an opportunity for knowledge exchange

1st Family Business Day at MCI. Photo: MCI
The Entrepreneurial School® as a plattform for Family Business: 1st Family Business Day at MCI, Monday, May 14th 2018, 2 pm - 6 pm. Photo: MCI

With the Family Business Day, MCI introduces a new platform for science and industry to meet. The series of events is designed to provide insight into current challenges and the opportunity to discuss, as well as solve, problems relating to family-owned businesses. The platform is primarily geared towards family business owners and relatives holding a responsible position in the enterprise. It also – and in particular – addresses (future) entrepreneurs facing the issue of succession. The motto of the MCI Family Business Day is “Science meets business”. The aim is to facilitate the formation and realization of synergies to the benefit of the business location. Participation for family entrepreneurs is free.

The focus of the opening event is on how to handle the issues of transition and succession, which are particularly challenging for family-owned businesses. The program is diverse and interesting, providing scientific input and a broad range of expertise with regard not only to strategic and legal questions, but also to funding, recruiting, and personnel development. Successful entrepreneurs from different sectors are invited to share their experiences with our guests. To wrap up the event, we will be presenting a best practice example and demonstrate how a family-run enterprise can be transformed into an internationally successful multi-billion-euro business. The full details of the program can be found here.

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann invites all family business owners to participate in the event: “As the Entrepreneurial School® we are strongly committed to providing a link between the worlds of science and business. We know the challenges family businesses are faced with and are glad that we can make this knowledge available to entrepreneurs.”

As Anita Zehrer, head of the MCI Family Business Center, points out, family entrepreneurship is a major area of research focus at MCI: “We continuously work with entrepreneurs to identify particularly pressing problems and develop solutions in the context of our research projects. Most recently, our work has focused on the issue of company succession. We can now provide entrepreneurs with highly relevant research findings and thus support them in leading their business to success.”

Mag. Susanne Crawford | Assistant & Project Manager Marketing & Communications
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