Shenandoah University’s School of Business is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16-22, providing access to an array of virtual events to engage students with a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and startup champions. All events are free and open to students, alumni and the campus community.
Each November, the School of Business celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week by focusing on the significant contributions entrepreneurs and small businesses make in driving global innovation and employment. This year’s virtual events address several aspects of entrepreneurship, and we’re excited to connect our students and the campus community with powerful programming that offers real-time, relevant information throughout all the stages of entrepreneurship.”
Montressa Washington, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Management and Director of the Shenandoah University Institute for Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fair
Monday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you have a business idea focused on helping others or to solve a problem facing our society? Are you looking for a meaningful internship experience? Do you want to interact with representatives of socially conscious companies who are hiring and available to provide you with feedback about your area of interest? Consider attending the Social Entrepreneurship Opportunity Fair, Monday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about internships, jobs, education, and service positions that can help you launch a career in social entrepreneurship. Sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, the event is free and space is limited. Register today to claim your spot!
Global Entrepreneurship Week-Kansas City
Monday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Global Entrepreneurship Week-Kansas City is a four-day virtual event, Nov. 17-19, where you can pick and choose from a variety of sessions about global entrepreneurship. Sessions range from crafting your own life narrative to learning about strategic partnerships, to funding and financing, to marketing and portfolio development, to problem solving and growing your business. Sign in to create your account and begin choosing the specific sessions you want to attend. Register today.
SustainableCincy GO! Virtual Pitch Competition
Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
SustainableCincy GO! is a live virtual pitch competition brought to you by PNC Bank. Join the event on YouTube on Nov. 18, 4:45-6:45 p.m. After binge watching the television show “Shark Tank,” are you curious about what really happens at a pitch competition? Now is your chance to experience a real pitch via a live-streamed event from SustainableCincy, a virtual six-week pre-accelerator program for startups with innovative ideas to improve sustainability. Watch eight sustainability-driven startups pitch their business models and strategies for impact. Register today.
Hannah Paramore: An Entrepreneur’s Journey
Friday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Join Professor of Entrepreneurship Yolanda Shields, and her Mind of the Entrepreneur class via Zoom on Friday, Nov 20, at 9 a.m., to hear special guest Hannah Paramore, author, entrepreneur, international speaker, digital marketing expert and former president of Paramore, a digital agency in Nashville, Tennessee, as she shares her journey as an entrepreneur. Learn how she navigated the joy, the pain, and the truth of running and eventually selling her $6 million, 15-year-old company with 25 employees. Hannah has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and many other publications. To participate, sign on via Zoom link (Password: 628724).
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week, contact Dr. Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shenandoah University Institute for Entrepreneurship supports mentorship and practical application of entrepreneurial education driven by powerful entrepreneurial collaboration, engaging students in events, workshops, competitions, research projects, and conferences led by academics, alumni and seasoned entrepreneurs.