Global Entrepreneurship Week in Minnesota Highlights 5 Events
Minneapolis, Minnesota
With the help of several different organizations, Global Entrepreneurship Week Minnesota has arranged events and activities for entrepreneurs everywhere.  
25 Oct 2021

Entrepreneurship is one of the most important elements for economic growth. It also spurs innovation and helps us advance as a nation. Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from Nov. 8-14. With the help of several different organizations, Global Entrepreneurship Week Minnesota has arranged events and activities for entrepreneurs everywhere.  

This article highlights 5 events taking place in the state:

  1. A special episode of The Black Tech Guru Podcast, titled “Global Entrepreneurship Week in Minnesota." The podcast usually hosts different people interested in startups and entrepreneurship. Every year, over 10 million people participate and come together in one place to share knowledge, experience and ideas that help startups thrive. This special podcast is scheduled to air on Nov. 8 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. You can also register to listen to the episode. Be sure not to miss it!

  2. An online presence has always been key to business success, and the global pandemic has made it significantly more important. Many businesses had to digitize their data and rely on technology just to stay alive. With that said, we highlight activity for GEW Minnesota is an “E-commerce for Small Business” event, which aims to teach small business owners the newest features of selling products or services online, specifically using Facebook. This in-person activity is organized by SocialWise Media Group and is presented on Nov. 10 from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

  3. “Build Your Beehive”, is a virtual workshop with the goal to teach small business owners how to build strong and diverse networks, creating more opportunities for success. Collaborative work is often beneficial to all parties involved. This workshop is organized and sponsored by Neighborhood Development Center. It will take place Nov. 11 from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. 

  4. The next activity is a social and lively game of Financial Bingo called “Sip N Tip”. This in-person activity creates opportunities for people with similar mindsets and goals to network, socialize, learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge and more importantly, how to implement that information in real-life scenarios. The main focus of this activity is to obtain and practice financial literacy. This activity is organized by That’s Their Dream. It will take place on Nov. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Another exciting thing; a bingo game always includes prizes!

  5. The “Raising the Workforce of the Future” activity is an in-person workshop and discussion session that presents data on 'education indicator' in order to learn more about preparing our children and the next generation for a successful future in the workforce. The data will be explained and discussed at the workshop. There will also be a discussion about possible changes on how to improve the level we are operating on today, including hosting some inspiring success stories from founders in the area. This activity is organized by Fannie Education Alliance. It will take place Nov. 11 from 6:00- 8:00 pm. 

Entrepreneurs are national assets, and this is recognized by GEW Minnesota and the organizations planning the aforementioned activities. Entrepreneurship plays a great part in improving the quality of life, as studies have proved a positive correlation between entrepreneurship capital and regional economic performance. (Audretsch, D. B., & Keilbach, M. (2004). Therefore, all activities are public for anyone to register, in hopes to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs to refine their skills and learn new ones. Do not waste this opportunity and register now!

Ini Augustine

Founder | Project Nandi a

Ini Augustine is the founder of Project Nandi, a social enterprise to close the digital divide for kids of color. She is a previous Aspiring… More