Wednesday 16 October, 2019

US-based entrepreneurs to share lessons at MSBM conference

From left to right: Joshua Cauley, Dr Somdutta Singh and Kevin Langley.

From left to right: Joshua Cauley, Dr Somdutta Singh and Kevin Langley.

When the Mona School of International Business and Management Conference kicks off June 10 to 12 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel entrepreneurs will be treated to a networking session entitled “From Start-up to Scale-up: High Growth Entrepreneurs”.

The session will enable the participants to learn valuable lessons from US-based entrepreneurs Joshua Cauley, Dr Somdutta Singh and Kevin Langley.

Joshua Cauley,  the founder and CEO of Performance Mods, LLC, a high performance automotive, e-commerce company that promises delivery in a fraction of the time its competitors take, at no additional cost to the consumer. 

Cauley noticed a major logistics problem in the automotive industry while a student at LSU and started Performance Mods to help solve the issue. He has won multiple awards, including the LSU Venture Challenge in 2017, LSU Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr Somdutta Singh is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and advisor., Dr Somdutta Singh channels her life experiences into stories she narrates. Based in New York, her stints as a speaker include multiple TEDx talks.  Apart from speaking at forums and events like RISE conference, Economic Times Conclave, London Tech Week, TiE summit US GEC, and she has also given lectures at colleges like Kings College, Princeton & NYU.

Dr Som is a wordsmith who through tales from her own life breaks our deeply entrenched tedious environment to bring about positive change and help people overcome fears of failure.

She spends her days dissecting technology, innovation & communications to find ways to tell stories to the world and connect with people. Dr Som has been bestowed with several prestigious awards that include the 2017 Digital Leadership Award for Social Innovation by Times of India, The 2019 Mentor of the Year by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the 2017 Women Leadership Award by Economic Times.

Kevin Langley has been an entrepreneur since his days as a student at Louisiana State University (LSU). Since then, as a serial entrepreneur, he has successfully founded and grown several companies, including one of New Orleans area's top 100 largest privately held businesses.

Langley also serves as president and co-founder of Entrepreneurs Across Borders, a global non- profit organization that helps high potential entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Langley founded and exited from several companies in real estate, construction, environmental and energy. Langley generously shares his time and resources to help high impact entrepreneurs and various NGO’s around the world.

He is a Board Member of Global Entrepreneurship Week and a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurship Alliance.

In addition to the networking sessions participants can also be a part of other discussions such as “Growing and Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship”; “Lessons from Young Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Finance & ITCs”, “Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship”, “SMEs and Gender & Youth Entrepreneurship".

Held under the theme, “Delivering on the promise of Entrepreneurship Critical Perspectives, Practice and Thinking in the Fourth Economy,” the MSBM conference seeks to reflect on the experiences of Jamaica, and other Small and Developing States as it relates to entrepreneurship from a local and global perspective.

The keynote address ‘Delivering on the Promise of Entrepreneurship’ will be given by Dr Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

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