Tarek Salem is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Grant McEwan University, Alberta, Canada. He holds a DBA in entrepreneurship and an MBA from Babson College, USA. He has over 14 years academic experience teaching and practicing entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and over 15 years experience training, mentoring and supporting start-ups. His dedication to training and mentoring young entrepreneurs has resulted in the successful creation of more than 80 start-ups and new ventures, and the creation of hundreds of jobs. He is also a serial entrepreneur who started a number of successful ventures in USA, Canada, KSA Malaysia and Egypt.