Speednetworking zooms into eastern Tennessee
Nov 19, 2009
In order to get in the fast track to starting their own businesses, high school students in Oak Ridge, Tenn., took part in some fast networking during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Sixteen business leaders in the Knoxville area took part in a speednetworking event at Oak Ridge High School, where the future entrepreneurs spoke with business owners in quick five-minute sessions.
The entrepreneurs shared their knowledge of the profits and pitfalls involved with owning a business, while the students peppered them with questions on how they started their businesses and reached success. Students in Oak Ridge High School's virtual enterprise class, and members of the school's Future Business Leaders of America Club, had prepared questions in advance for the local entrepreneurs.
The speednetworking session was one of more than 60 events in Tennessee, which is among the states with the highest participation in GEW. Click here for more information on the networking opportunity in Oak Ridge.