Dr. Kantis is the co-author of Developing Entrepreneurship: Experience in Latin America and Worldwide. He has devoted his career to narrowing the knowledge and talent gaps to foster high-impact entrepreneurship ecosystems in the Latin American region. Specifically, he has led a multi-pronged effort to shift the policy mindset of a whole continent from a focus on microenterprises towards the more ambitious aim of promoting dynamic entrepreneurship from a systemic perspective. His achievements elevated the concept of evidence-based policymaking, as well as encouraged regular regional knowledge exchange to more effectively support entrepreneurs.
Dr. Kantis received the 2017 Startup Nations Award for Groundbreaking Policy Thinking, and is the author of the annual Index of Systemic Conditions for Dynamic Entrepreneurship.