Mike Ducker’s work to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets has been praised by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and the Prime Minster of Armenia. He is currently the founder of the Ecosystem Forum a platform to share effective practices to build ecosystems. Mike is currently supporting thirteen countries on developing their ecosystem as the director of the US State Dept. Tigers@Mekong and advisor to the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program. For almost 3 years, Mike was the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the pilot State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) in Egypt, a project focused on starting, growing and facilitating financing for Egyptian entrepreneurs. Mike organized and implemented programs that have started close to 149 high growth companies and helped to catalyze the first angel group in Egypt. Mike’s research and programs have been highlighted by several international media channels including TechCrunch, Inc, CNN, Mashable, Yahoo, Techinasia, Kauffman Foundation and many others. Mike was one of the founders of an e-learning startup in China in the 1990’s. He also was a marketing director for a high-tech company where he developed and implemented market engagement strategies that led to new business with fortune 500 companies. Mike started his career in accounting and financial management, being part of a management staff, which successfully rescued a distribution company from losing hundreds of thousands of dollars; to profiting over million dollars. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya in 2001 to 2003; helping to startup a community ICT center there. Mike currently mentors for Accelerate Baltimore and Flat6Labs, earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, is a former Certified Management Accountant, has finished 7 marathons, and reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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EIR at J.E. Austin Associates, Founder EcoSystem Forum, Director at tigers@Mekong