Partner Plans Emerging for GEW/USA 2011
May 31, 2011
As we head into the summer months, planning for Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA 2011 is well underway. The Week is shaping up to be our most exciting ever as information continues to come in on what partners from all across the country are planning. Here’s just a brief look at what’s in store so far for the Week in 2011:
- Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is headlining the Global Technology Leaders Conference hosted by UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.
- Partners in Jersey City, New Jersey, will be promoting their Local Pledge for the second year in a row, encouraging residents to buy locally, therefore supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses.
- Entering it's fifth year, the SpiritBank/Tusla Community College Entrepreneurial Spirit Award business model competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma kicked-off with a coaching event to share how to build a viable business model along with how to prepare to pitch a business on April 12. Contestants will compete for the top prize of $30,000 with the winner announced at the Spirit Award Ceremony on November 15.
- The second Future of Entrepreneurship Education summit will be held within shouting distance of the White House, hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, from November 17 to 20. Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEW, is scheduled to deliver a keynote presentation, along with appearances by a number of major GEW partners.
- Middle school and high school classrooms from all over the country can pick from five innovation challenges in the World Series of Innovation, run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). The challenges are scheduled to be unveiled in Mid-August with classrooms working together to create one idea for a unique, innovative product.
- The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) offers finalists from around the world with a shot at $100,000 for the grand prize during the global finals at the New York Stock Exchange. Run by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, GSEA features young entrepreneurs attending high school or college while owning a business that has generated revenue for a minimum of six consecutive months.
- Johnson County Library, in Overland Park, Kansas will once again hold GovFest, this year on November 17th. The event focuses on helping entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses through utilizing government support.
- At Arizona State University, in Phoenix, Arizona, there will be a GEW activity that all residence halls will compete in leading up to and during the Week as a way to infuse entrepreneurship into the daily lives of students on campus.
Have some early plans that you want to share? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.