CELEBRATE | November 14, 2018

GEW USA Celebrations Connecting Communities with Entrepreneurs

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is in action and there are several different events that you can attend near you. This roundup highlights some of the events, programs and opportunities we think you will find beneficial in order to gather some new skills and knowledge about the entrepreneurial world.

 

NORTH CAROLINA
Excerpt from Innovate Carolina News

If you’re looking for new ways to learn about and experience entrepreneurship, this November is the perfect time to get started. During the second week of the month, join other Carolina students, faculty and staff who will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week and here’s a sneak peek at some of the activities you can get involved in:

Learn what to include (or not!) in a pitch deck, which parts of a funding conversation to pay the most attention to and the basics of VC math at The Fundamentals Of Funding event on Thursday 3:00-4:00 PM. We can provide you with firsthand insights on what you need to know to give your idea the best chance to move forward faster.

Discover the essential steps in the market research process that drive the development of new ideas, products and services at the Market Research 101: Using Digital Information Sources To Analyze Early-stage Opportunities presentation on Friday 10:00 AM - Noon.

You also can join the Innovate Carolina team to learn about a new technology that you and other UNC students can use to connect virtually with your personalized network of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors – and one another at the Technology Orientation: Carolina Innovation Platform on the same day, from 1:00 PM.

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FLORIDA
Excerpt from the Florida Weekly

One Million Cups is coming to Naples this month during Global Entrepreneurship Week, an event, which is bringing together southwest Florida entrepreneurs, startups and the community. 1MC Naples will debut at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Naples Accelerator. The first event features Logiscool, a gamified computer-coding school for kids and teens that is franchising in Florida, and Marvee, a voice-first design company that specializes in building voice experiences for older adults, families and senior living, through Alexa and Google.

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VIRGINIA
Excerpt from the Local DVM

Shenandoah University kicked off their entrepreneurship week by putting a spotlight on student owned and operated businesses. The school will host a week full of events for the students, including talks from successful area business owners. Shawn Sealock, a student, says he's looking forward to learning from those who have already made it.

"This is not part of course credit , this is not a requirement. We put out a call and asked student entrepreneurs if they wanted to come out." Montressa Washington, associate professor at Shenandoah University says.

The school will host a week full of events for the students, including talks from successful area business owners. Shawn Sealock, a student, says he's looking forward to learning from those who have already made it.

Stand by for a big announcement Thursday, November 15.  That's the day the school will unveil the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.

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PENNSYLVANIA
Excerpt from Penn State News

Join Penn State New Kensington and its innovation hub, The Corner, for events including presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups, innovators, students and community members. The following events are free and open to the public and will be held at The Corner at 701 Fifth Avenue in downtown New Kensington.

Learn how the ice cream company includes innovation in its operations and marketing efforts at the Innovation at Dairy Queen: The Secrets Behind the Blizzard (Wednesday, Nov. 14 — 6-7:30 p.m.).

This event is planned and organized by Penn State New Kensington students.

Join Pittsburgh’s Innovation Works for this interactive presentation and Q&A session called Lessons Learned: Business & Startup Advice from the Experts (Thursday, Nov. 15 — 1-2 p.m.), they’ll be providing advice and tips so that you can be prepared and learn about resources at The Corner and within the region.

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MISSOURI
Excerpt from KSHB - 41 Action News

Entrepreneurs can get a helping hand this week in Kansas City and across the world. KC Sourcelink helps run the events in Kansas City. The week is full of seminars, competitions and networking opportunities. Most of the events take place at Plexpod Westport Commons. Organizers said the co-working space is the perfect location to encourage collaboration. You can check out the full list of events in Kansas City here.

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WASHINGTON D.C.
Excerpt from Technical.ly

The Washington, D.C., region is rising across the national stage as an entrepreneurship hub. With a focus on inclusive innovation and a spotlight on support for women entrepreneurs, the region is poised to showcase its #ESHIP chops on the international stage.

Global Entrepreneurship Week USA kicked off in the Greater Washington, D.C., region on Friday, November 9, with the annual Techstars Global Startup Weekend. Other events to look out for this week include Maturing the ESHIP Ecosystem for Inclusive Innovation, 1 Million Cups DC and Startup Huddle Global Connect, Makers Studio+ Meetup +Tech Markers Studio Series and HireHer Panel: Minority Majority.

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NEW MEXICO
Excerpt from New Mexico State University News Center

Arrowhead Center, New Mexico State University’s gateway to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer, will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and workshops around Las Cruces aimed at enhancing collaboration in the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. Events already kicked off with a Startup Grind Coffee Hour on Monday with Arrowhead Center Innovator-in-Residence Scott Maloney, who led a discussion on “How Entrepreneurship Will Save the World.”

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