Raleigh, North Carolina
NC IDEA, in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council, is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina.
John Carroll University and Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum lead a one-day event to encourage high school girls in Northeast Ohio to live a big life and to dream even bigger.
Led by Crowne Plaza and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, this panel discussion features Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEN; Meredith Latham, VP Americas for Crowne Plaza; and Atlanta startup ecosystem leaders. The discussion will focus on the existing strengths, challenges, and opportunities of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Atlanta.
The SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit, brought to you by Google Cloud for Startups, e-geos, and Heinlein Prize Trust - with additional support from GEN Space, brings together early-stage startups and investors for a full day of workshops and activities to stimulate investment and growth in the commercial space sector. The startups will also showcase their cutting-edge technology in a pavilion on the SpaceCom show floor. The event will culminate with Entrepreneur Summit Competition Finals & Awards Presentation where the audience members and the panel of judges decide which startup company will receive the price of $100,000 in Google Cloud credits.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Presented by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Million Cups welcomes Seth Tibbott, Chairman and Founder of Tofurky. In 1980, Tibbott founded the company on $2500 savings from his 8-year career as a teacher/naturalist. For 15 years, he pursued his dream while losing his shirt as a pioneer of the plant-based foods movement and now the Tofurky brand includes 35 different vegan products which are sold in 27,000 stores worldwide.
The Case Foundation leads a week-long social media campaign to celebrate inclusion and uplifting stories of fearless founders.