Elmira Bayraslı

From The Other Side of The World

Elmira Bayrasli spearheads WPI's Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Project. In 2012, Public Affairs commissioned her to write a book about the rise of global enterprises. Tentatively titled "Steve Jobs Lives in Pakistan: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs in the Developing World," it takes a look at the growth of innovation beyond Silicon Valley; focusing on talented individuals around the world who have overcome insurmountable obstacles to lead high-growth businesses. Elmira writes about global innovations and entrepreneurship in her weekly column Entreventures on Forbes.com. She also contributes to Reuters, VentureBeat, the Huffington Post, and MIT's Innovations journal. In 2010, Elmira co-authored a study for Pakistan's Planning Commission on entrepreneurship, entitled: "Creating a Place for the Future."