As Founder and CEO of ISM, Faris Alami works with international leaders and entrepreneurs on strategies and implementations, to create an empowering environment for startups and existing businesses to prosper and grow. Find Faris online:: 1. Weekly blog on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, globalization, and community topics 2. Weekly Finjan show podcast, available on YouTube 3. StartupGrind host 4. Yearly host and keynote speaker of the Global Entrepreneurship Week 5. Guest, live on stage during programs and events, shows, and podcast including international, national, and local news channels and social media outlets In the course of his career, Faris has been a special advisor and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem expert with the World Bank, a Business Advisor with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and a Mentor to MBA Students and Entrepreneurs globally. Facilitating economic and workforce development programs on entrepreneurship, small/medium enterprise development, mentorship, and funding, Faris works with high-ranking officials—presidents of countries, ministries, universities, incubators/accelerators, and economic development groups. He also leads the ISM team in supporting entrepreneurs in underserved communities in finding success. His insights into, strategies for, and facilitation of entrepreneurship activities have been sought out by more than 61 leaders of nations and organizations. ISM's programs include training entrepreneurs, trainers, and management teams in supporting entrepreneurs, and in technology, retail, workforce development, leadership, and culture-related programs. Faris founded the non-profit Connecting Dots Globally — a STEMprenuerer program in which high school and university students learn to launch a global technology company.