Around the globe our network is celebrating
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with a variety of events designed to inspire
and inform. Here are just a few of the
activities from GBSN member schools.
Want to share your GEW event or tell us how it went? Email me at email@example.com.
Stay tuned to the blog all week long for more
on GEW and activities from the network.
University of South Carolina (USA)
Final round of "The Proving Ground” business
In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship
Week, we are holding the finals of The Proving Ground, a business plan
competition that is the University of South Carolina’s entrepreneurial
challenge. On Tuesday, November 13, seven student teams will go
head-to-head as they compete for over $40,000 in cash and startup support.
The Proving Ground began in September and was open to any student in the
University of South Carolina system. Visit the competition web site at http://provingground2012.istart.org/ and our
Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/USC-Proving-Ground/516114108404819?ref=ts&fref=ts.
George Washington University (USA)
Launch of the Global
Entrepreneurship Barometer and film screening of "The Start-Up Kids”
George Mason University and the
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) at George Washington University
(GWU), will co-host the Washington DC premiere of the film: The Start-Up Kids. This event is free of
charge and will also feature the launch of CEPP's Global Entrepreneurship Barometer.
The Startup Kids is a documentary about
young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. This engaging film contains
interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who
talk about how they started their company and their lives as entrepreneurs.
The Global Entrepreneurship Barometer (GEBAR) provides an annual 'weather
report' for global entrepreneurship that is productive and enhances economic
growth. Further information on GEBAR will be released after its launch November
Friday, November 16, 2012
TIME: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION: Duques & Funger Complex; 4th Floor Duques; RM 453 Undergrad Lounge, George Washington University, 2201 G Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20052
Admission is free but
registration is required: Register here
SDA Bocconi (Italy)
"Let’s start from
ideas” competition winners announced
On October 30th 2012, SDA Bocconi School of
Management, Corriere della Sera, Armando Testa, and Intesa Sanpaolo announced
the winners of the competition "Let’s start from ideas”, launched in May 2012
aimed at supporting the development of new business ideas to be implemented in
350 candidates showed that Italy is the land of creativity and innovation. 30
finalists were selected and offered a training course to transform innovative
ideas into business ventures. 10 ideas were selected as the winners of the
The ten winning ideas are mainly concentrated in the fields of fashion, food,
transport and new B2C services, and share the vocation to the use of new
"The competition has a significant symbolic value" - said
Alberto Grando, Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management , "and it sends
the positive message that our country can trigger processes of growth."
The ten business projects will be accompanied in their evolution through
a dedicated website www.corriere.it/ripartiamodalleidee/.
featuring speaking events and activities
College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 on November 9th -16th
with a series of events and activities. An initiative supported by the Arthur
M. Blank Center of Entrepreneurship, the Babson led events are part of
thousands that will take place across 120 countries for Global Entrepreneurship
line with Babson College’s role as an educator, convener, and thought leader
for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds, Babson’s collection of events highlight the
institutions priority to further progressive entrepreneurial education with
both the student body and the greater community.
UNC Kenan-Flagler (USA)
can save the planet
Tom Szaky, chief executive officer and founder of
Terracycle, Inc., will speak about "How
Entrepreneurship Can Save Our Planet” at the University of North Carolina
Kenan-Flagler Business School on Wed., Nov. 14.
Entrepreneur magazine named Terracyle, which
provides free waste collection programs for hard to recycle materials and turns
them into affordable green products, one of "100 Brilliant Ideas in 2010,”
and Inc. magazine called his startup "The Coolest Little Start-up
Szaky will speak from 5:30-6 p.m. in Koury
Auditorium at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
And an overview of all
that’s going on across the university:
Inaugural forum of the Council on Business and Society
ESSEC will be hosting the first form of the Council on
Business and Society, which is an alliance of five leading business schools
from around the globe.
partnering schools — ESSEC Business School; Keio Business School; School of
Management, Fudan University; Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and the
University of Mannheim, Business School — were selectively chosen for their
stature in the international community and the common vision they share of
fostering academic excellence and the importance of a broad view of the role of
business in society. Their goal: To marshall their substantial intellectual and
professional resources in the pursuit of knowledge and ideas that will make an
impact both in the world of management education and in the messy, complex
world of daily life.
Details on the council can be found here:http://councilonbusinessandsociety.com/
And the event details and registration information is
IBA Karachi (Pakistan)
Event with the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of
North America and IBA’s Entrepreneurship Society
The IBA Entrepreneurship Society and OPEN (Organization of
Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) in collaboration with the US
Consulate presents Global Entrepreneurship week at IBA on 14th of Novemeber,
2012. The venue for the conference is IBA Main Campus.
The aim is to create awareness regarding the opportunities
present in Entrepreneurship and also to relate entrepreneurship with the rise
in Globalization, which has led to integrated and interdependent economies. The
benefits of attending the conference include the following:
will address students on how their organization can provide them
assistance in pursuance of their ideas.
informed on how the changing landscape of the Global environment shapes
not only the kind of entrepreneurial ventures that succeed but also
whether or not entrepreneurial spirit is promoted.
your voice heard through an engrossing debating competition
Here is the link for the facebook page/group for the event: http://www.facebook.com/events/506165576060782/?fref=ts
For more details or any other queries regarding the event,
Feel free to contact Saad Azhar Mirza-President OPEN IBA Executive Council at
0331-9090721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterprise Development Center (EDC), Pan-African University (Nigeria)
workshops, dialogues, dinner and more
To kick off the Global Entrepreneurship
Week 2012, there will be a campaign walk in Lagos to create awareness of
entrepreneurship. Stakeholders will be invited to be part of the walk which
will include the State Government.
Additionally, EDC will host a workshop on event management, dialogues
with students and the social sector, an awards dinner, a live business clinic,
and a conversation around agriculture in Nigeria. There will also be a week-long radio program
on topics in entrepreneurship on Classic FM 97.3FM.
for more information on the events and radio programming http://www.edc.edu.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=214%3YouWin-Winners-Announced&catid=31%3Acprogs&Itemid=59