CELEBRATE | November 7, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrations Taking Place from Coast to Coast in the United States

Photo Credit: Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education

Cities and states across the U.S. are investing in the spirit of entrepreneurship to celebrate the 10th consecutive Global Entrepreneurship Week this year from November 12-18. Universities and city community leaders from the West to East Coast have a multitude of skill-building, networking, and learning opportunities organized for everyone in the local area that has an interest in the startup business.

 

ILLINOIS

Excerpt from Northeastern University

Got the entrepreneurial spirit, but don’t know how to start up? Take your energy and curiosity to Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern! The university will host a number of events from Nov. 12 – 18, as part of a Global Entrepreneurship Week, in which more than 130 countries participate in what is considered the largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs in the world. Get inspired at Dream, Discover, Disrupt on Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and meet fellow entrepreneurs at NEXPO on Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m., both events will be held in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Hear Northeastern ventures pitch their innovative ideas at the Demo Day on Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Curry Student Center.

 

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FLORIDA

Excerpt from 83 Degrees Media

As the Tampa Bay entrepreneurial ecosystem heats up, the community has for the first time coordinated its GEW programs into a calendar of events that are easier for the community to access, says Allie Felix, Director of Programming and Partnerships for Embarc Collective, a not-for-profit working with the Tampa Bay startup community.
More than 11 events are planned for November 10 through 18, with some organizations holding multiple events under one umbrella, she says.
Among the highlights of the week locally is Techstar Startup Weekend starting at 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, and running through 8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, the event is being sponsored by the Clearwater-based KnowBe4, a technology company.  Another signature event is USF Connect’s Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay, or B.E.A.T., The program features keynote speaker John Spence, an international business speaker, leader and author, who will give an 11 a.m. address entitled “Formula for Business Excellence.”

 

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PENNSYLVANIA

Excerpt from Penn State News

The 2018 Entrepreneurship Fall Forum is being held in conjunction with Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 7-15. Penn State’s GEW celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation at Penn State through events that feature dynamic speakers and workshops, and exposes students and entrepreneurs in the community to startup resources available to them through the University.

 

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MASSACHUSETTS

Excerpt from GlobeNewswire

On Nov. 12 through Nov. 17, NextCorps will join more than 170 countries around the world in helping people make their mark during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).  To support GEW, NextCorps will hold an Innovation Week to foster greater connections, collaboration and awareness of the many resources and programs that are available to entrepreneurs and startups in the Rochester area. NextCorps’ Innovation Week is being made possible through support from AT&T, and an event partnership with Greater Rochester Enterprise.

 

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ARKANSAS

Excerpt from Talk Business & Politics

Conductor announced that its “High School Startup Day” program, presented in partnership with Junior Achievement of Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas, has been selected as an official event of the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Conductor’s “High School Startup Day” is a half-day event held once a semester on the University of Central Arkansas campus. At the event, high school students convene at UCA and work in teams to identify and analyze a problem they face in high school education, then collaborate with their peers to conceptualize a tangible solution. Students learn entrepreneurial principles in a fast-paced, hands-on format, and work in teams to identify and communicate a problem statement, spend time researching and validating their problem, identify key stakeholders, conduct customer discovery with their peers, and develop a presentation that is presented to a panel of judges.

 

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TEXAS

Excerpt from Dallas Innovates

Global Entrepreneurship Week is starting off with an opening party in Fort Worth. The IREB building on the University of North Texas Health Science Center campus is brand new, and the party gives entrepreneurs the chance to connect with one another, engage, and inspire, all while overlooking downtown Fort Worth. There will also be the opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors who work to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem we are all a part of. 

 

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ARIZONA

Excerpt from Queen Creek Independent

An event in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa. The conference will focus on why inclusion matters and strategies to increase inclusion to support the growth of the local entrepreneurial community, according to a release.

The Mesa event will feature an interactive workshop, lunch and networking, panel discussion and keynote speaker Raveen Arora, CEO and founder of Think Human Initiative. The mission of Think Human is to humanize communications in the workplace, social settings and relationships across the globe, according to the release.

 

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Excerpt from The Chronicle

A black female global serial entrepreneur with a career spanning 30 years, Tiffany Norwood will travel from Washington, D.C. to serve as the keynote speaker at the Inaugural S.C. Women’s Business Summit on Nov. 16, 2018, hosted by The Women’s Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College on its downtown Columbia campus. The conference, held in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Grow with Google

“During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we have the chance to acknowledge the pivotal role women business owners play in lasting prosperity for families, communities, and nations across the globe,” Dr. Kasie Whitener, co-founder of the Women’s Business Center of S.C. said. “Here in South Carolina, we have more than 150,000 women business owners. We are raising our hands together to support women-driven business, as well as companies and organizations that value strength in diversity.”

 

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