Entrepreneur, Business Developer, Researcher, Consultant, Speaker, and Dreamer
Interested in entrepreneurship (especially social entrepreneurship), innovation, migration, quality of life and happiness, poverty reduction, and social capital
Paulo Bento is a world expert on poverty reduction through social entrepreneurship. His studies have been covering the activity of social enterprises in the five continents. He has also been working with some of the most important conferences and publications on social entrepreneurship and sustainability throughout the planet, from 14 countries of all continents, including 3 provinces in Canada and 5 states in the United States [US] of America.
Education and Activity
Paulo is a Ph.D. in Social Sustainability and Development, with Thesis Innovation and Social Capital in Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Reduction from the Open University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, magna cum laude MBA in Entrepreneurship from Jones International University [JIU], Englewood, Colorado, and Graduate in Organization and Business Management, with a dual major in Marketing and International Business, from the ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. He has several diplomas in languages, has Portuguese as a native language, is fluent in English and Spanish, and has a good command of the French language.
Paulo Bento is also a researcher, with entrepreneurship (especially social entrepreneurship), innovation, migration, quality of life and happiness, poverty reduction, and social capital as main research interests.
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Paulo counts with several papers selected and work done as a peer reviewer for leading conferences on entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship of the five continents, that have been taking place in Argentina, Canada (Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor), China (Taiwan), Dubai, India, Ireland, Namibia, New Zealand, Mexico, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, and United States of America (Boston, Honolulu, Maryland, New Jersey, New York). Including the New York University [NYU] Stern School of Business Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, and several editions of the International Council for Small Business [ICSB] World Conference and the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship [CCSBE] Conference.
His academic service has been including, also, refereeing for some distinguished academic publications on sustainability and development.
As a practitioner, Paulo Bento has been acting as an entrepreneur, business developer, consultant, and speaker.
He has already helped more than 3,000 participants, from more than 200 large companies or small and medium-sized businesses, from the industrial, commercial and service sectors, achieving higher performances, and has worked on over 100 studies and field reports.
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Paulo has received several awards, and has been nominated by some world-renowned publications.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to music, spending time at the beach, having fun, charcoal drawing, painting and surfing the Internet, as well as fine art, photography and architecture.
Honors and Awards
Honor Award for Best Student, ELS, Holy Names University, Oakland, California; Magna Cum Laude MBA, JIU, Englewood, Colorado.
Paulo has been selected by several publications such as the Who's Who in the World (US Edition, and European Edition).
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English | Presentation, Short Version
Português | Apresentação, Versão Reduzida
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