Welcome to the Marketplace

Where startups, small business, entrepreneurs from all over the world will meet with investors, mentors, partners, and each other to curate, establish, and advance a business in and for the future.

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The ICSB Marketplace, where you can...

Joining together leaders in entrepreneurship and small business success

February Funding Competition

For students and alumni who are ready to take their startup to the next level

Behind the genius: The Marketplace Team

Dr. Frederick Crane, Marketplace Chair

ICSB Marketplace Chair

Executive Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Northeastern University

Dr. Crane is an Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the College of Business at Northeastern University; Former Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education; and co-founder of Ceilidh Insights LLC – an innovation management training, intellectual property consulting and consumer insight company. 

At Northeastern, he teaches courses in entrepreneurship and innovation and serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club. 

Dr. Crane grew up in a family business and also started and operated several of his own businesses, including successful management consulting, innovation/design, and research firms. In addition to founding his own businesses, he has also been an angel investor and has worked as a consultant for angel investors, venture capitalists, and government agencies on venture funding projects. 

His academic research activities have resulted in more than 100 publications including more than a dozen books. His current research stream intersects the domains of innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate venturing. Dr. Crane has also received numerous awards for teaching excellence over the past twenty years.

Dr. Crane lives on a farm with his spouse and their beloved horses and dogs. One of his major passions is equine rescue especially the welfare of wild mustangs. Profit from his book sales goes to these causes.

Station F—host of the 2021 ICSB Marketplace

Station F is a business incubator for startups, located in 13th arrondissement of Paris. It is noted as the world's largest startup facility.

Entrepreneurs are welcome to join the ICSB Marketplace, hosted in Paris, France. Here they will have the chance to interact with other business, investors, policy makers, and organizations that work to support the principles of entrepreneurship.

Despite the global reach of our organization and the many cultural differences between organizations, all ICSB Marketplace attendees and participants will be united in their care and concern for the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. If you are unfamiliar with the SDGs, read more below.

Are you ready to bring your company to a global platform?